A Way Forward During (COVID-19)
Listen to Sunday's Msg - Hope Wins!
"He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me,
the only God for me, and my great confidence" - Psalm 91:2 TPT
An UPDATE from PASTOR Jeff:
Church Family and Friends,
This is real. The contagious epidemic of a coronavirus (specifically COVID-19) throughout our world is a very human battle. We don't hide our heads and pretend. Neither should we boast with a presumptuous attitude about the promise of certain scriptures. We need to be humble. We need to be contemplative. We need His arms to "hold" us and His loving-care to "shelter" us... all of us... ALL humanity. This is our loving Father!
Genesis Church is suspending all public gatherings in observance of the request of our President, State, and local authorities to help stem the spread of this viral threat. While our faith in HIS faithfulness and we remain unmoved in our declaration of God's protection found in the promise of Scripture, it is essential that the Body of Christ everywhere engage and contribute to the healing and deliverance of our communities and nation.
While we observe social distance and abstinence, let us believe for and foster spiritual intimacy! Spend new and refreshing time in His presence. Listen to music which "takes you there." (there is none better than what Dave and Tara Powers are sharing on their FB and Instagram pages). Look for ways to bless. Share hope-filled words of encouragement and blessing with the individuals you meet and with whom you have dealings. Be the CHURCH! And, continue to observe the rules of hygiene and human care listed below.
Sunday, April 12 will be live-streamed ONLY. We'll enjoy powerful video worship together, a message of encouragement from the Word of God, and time in prayer for our community and nation. Invite your friends and family. Send them the link below and encourage them to connect at 10:30a. I look forward to being with you.
Remember 2 Timothy 1:7 says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Live Stream LINK for Sunday, April 12:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers who are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence. We can demonstrate to the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Stay home if you are sick and enjoy our online service.
ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE:
If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Follow Genesis social media, the WHO, CDC, and our local State Government for updates: STAY INFORMED!
You can find more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Colorado Department of Public Health.
While we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from Jesus. Let’s continue to trust in His promises of protection in Psalm 91 for ourselves, our families, and all those who are affected by illness and pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.
"Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling."