Dear Prayer and Praise Family, March 30, 2020
We are praying for all of you and asking God to keep you well and healthy and to bless you in special ways during this season. As you know, President Trump has called for the continuation of social distancing from now through April 30th and possibly beyond that time.
We strongly urge all of you to join us in totally following the life-saving guidelines that have been set forth.
Since we are unable to meet together at this time, we encourage you to stay connected with us and with one another through phone calls, emails, snail mail, and social media. We also encourage you to take advantage of the extra time you have while you are housebound to draw near to God thorough prayer, Bible reading, Bible study, praise, and worship. God promises that as we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. As we seek Him daily, He will strengthen our faith and give us the divine wisdom we need for every circumstance we will face.
The church office will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to minister to you, take prayer requests, or to answer any questions you might have. We are also available by phone day and night if you need to speak with us.
Love and blessings,
Pastor Baker and Diana
Words of Encouragement
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"That is why, for Christ’s sake,
I delight in weaknesses, in insults,
in hardships, in persecutions,
in difficulties. For when I am weak,
then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:10
29"He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
Read: Joshua 2:1-21, 6:17-25, Matthew1:5,
Hebrews 11:31, James 2:24-25
Questions to reflect on…
What caused a prostitute to hide two spies from the authorities of Jericho which jeopardized her life and the lives of her family?
Would you consider Rahab who was a prostitute and not an Israelite to be a woman of faith and chosen by God?
Why was a scarlet red cord given for protection? What is the significance of the color?
Who was the mother of Boaz? And who’s direct lineage was she in?
What led Rahab to welcome the spies as friends?
What story can you also reflect on that shows God using red to cover a house and protect His people?
Can you relate Rahab’s story to your life? Would you be willing to put yourself in harm’s way to serve the Lord?
No one is beyond the reach of grace, as a reminder tie a red
ribbon around something and let it remind you of the
great lengths Jesus went to redeem you.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18 NIV