Pastor’s Letter – April 22, 2020 – God Doeth It

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dear Church and Friends,

What work is God doing today, during the covid-19 shutdown? Think about the work he is doing in your home and in your heart. Solomon gives us a timely thought in Ecclesiastes 3:14 when he tells us about the eternal nature of God’s work.

This chapter of Ecclesiastes is one of the most well known and loved in the book. The seasons dominate the first eight verses and tell us about the rhythm of life that the Lord has created. Solomon right describes this pulse of existence but then in verse 14 he tells us that whatever God does is eternal.

During this season, what lasting work is the Lord doing in you? Maybe you don’t know yet but you know that something has changed for the better. Perhaps this event has caused a closeness to grow between you and heaven. Maybe there is a iron clad resolve printed on your heart for a deeper walk with the Lord.

Whatever eternal thing the Lord is doing today in you thank Him for it. Please click on the link and download or view the outline for Ecclesiastes 3. It will aid your devotion today as together we consider God’s hand at work.

Prayer Requests: Congratulations to Tim and Melissa Mann on the safe delivery of Miss Syklar Marie Mann, 8lb and 13oz.

  • Please continue to remember Joy Chadwell who is recovering at home.
  • Please continue to remember Kathy Renner’s brother.
  • Please remember our elder members who are kept inside more than normal and those in the nursing homes who are completely cut off from family and friends.

Sermon: A message from Job about integrity.

Catechism: The Principles of the Christian Religion.

Question 85: What is the eighth commandment?

Answer: Thou shalt not steal.

Question 86: What things are ordered in this commandment?

Answer: Whatsoever concerns the goods of this life, in regard either of our selves or of our neighbors.

Question 87: How in regard of ourselves?

Answer: That we labor diligently in an honest and profitable calling, content ourselves with the goods well gotten, and with liberality employ them to good use.

Question 88: How in regard of our neighbor?

Answer: That we use just dealing unto them in this respect, and use all good means that may tend to the furtherance of their estate.

“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.”

All my best.

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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