These are challenging times, but the church has survived famine (Acts 11:27-30) and persecution (Acts 9:23-25) by bonding together and keeping faith. With difficulty, there is always a chance for us to grow (James 1:2-4). So let us consider three ways we can demonstrate faith in these times, the times of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.
Faith in Anxious Time (COVID-19)
Rev Dr. Ben Keller • First Presbyterian Church • Sermon • • 170 views • 10:21
Join Pastor Ben for some brief announcements, a mini-meditation, and a brief time of prayer. (This is based on "From Suffering to Salvation" our Lenten Devotional for the 2020 pg. 16)
Faith in Anxious Time (COVID-19)
Rev Dr. Ben Keller • First Presbyterian Church • Sermon • • 157 views • 21:26
Paul gives us some pretty simple advice about how to have peace. Is it too simple? Pastor Ben explores a bit about Paul's "street cred" when it comes to facing adversity. He also looks at ways of making room for Jesus while and the importance of being socially connected to others during this time of uncertainty.
1 Peter: How to suffer well
We resume our series on 1 Peter, tackling one of the strangest pasasges in the whole Bible. But if we keep Jesus at the center of it, it's rather simple to understand, and really valuable for the current crisis that the world lives.
Pastor Jon Vincent • First Baptist Church of Kewanee • Sermon • • 66 views • 1:03:19
(*) Virtual Service for the First Baptist Church of Kewanee, Illinois (*) Music: Jim Blucker (Bass), Brock Tumbleson (Piano), Steve Martin (Guitar), and Chris Cinnamon (Drums) (*) Additional Singers: Susan Vincent, Rebecca Carrasca (*) Sermon: Pastor Jon Vincent begins around the 23:51 mark (*) Service video available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4GpMlHvqb1s
Palm Sunday Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We look at Mark 14:3-9 where a costly ointment is poured on Jesus and people object. Pulling together Jesus' teaching about taxes, and the teaching about loving one another, we ask ourselves how we show kindness and love to each other in the midst of this pandemic -- and the need for our government to support everyone (even if it means raised taxes later.)
Our second pre-recorded worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week's readings focussed on love. Love of God, love of neighbour, and how we can show love by staying away yet still in contact with one another in this time.
Outcasts - Luke: a Gospel for the Rejected
With COVID-19 orders to "shelter in place" being issued over so many areas, how should Christians respond? Does the gospel shelter in place? Should we, as the church, not be actively sharing the hope and doing the business that our Master has left us to tend to? Listen to this message on The Parable of the Minas to learn more.
Prayers for the Churches
During the past few weeks, we have looked at some of the prayers of the Apostle Paul for the church, and we have looked at the great prayer of Jesus for His disciples and for all those who would believe in Him as a result of their testimony about Him. We have seen that God has called us to ask great…
We continue to gather in our separate places to pray together during this time of physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wonder today who we can trust in the midst of this confusing time. The answer might be found in last week's reading. The greatest commandments involve love. Trust those who act in the way of love.
Colin Cameron • Sermon • • 44 views • 35:19
This is a pre-recorded version of the worship that will be offered on Sunday March 15, 2020 at Holy Cross. We hope that it is helpful to the people who need to stay home to properly care for themselves during this time.