AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KEN ON OUR APPROACH TO COVID-19.
At the present time Island Gospel Centre is not holding in person services at the church.
We are following the current guidelines from our Governments and Health Authorities that do no permit church gatherings until December 8th. We are on facebook live each Sunday at 10am.
As always, here at Island Gospel Centre we have a hope rooted deep in God, his love and care.
Our desire, perspective and intention is to continue in prayer and place our faith God as we enter the Christmas and New Year season. We are praying for God's intervention to bring this pandemic to an end.
Scripture tells us that God is our refuge and strength and that He is a very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46). This psalm reminds us this is a good time to 'be still and know that I am God".
We realize this COVID-19 season does provide an incredible opportunity for us to talk to God (pray), to think on God (meditate on his Word) and to place our personal trust in God. As a matter of fact, that's just what the Book of Philippians Chapter 4 verses 4-9 tells us to do.
The wonderful book of Ephesians exhorts us to put on the 'full armour of God'. Please read Ephesians 6:10-20.
We read in 2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind". We know, instead of fear, there is hope.
And one final Bible verse to think on is a tender call from Jesus. We find it in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 11 starting at verse 28: "Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
The Bible is filled with the invitation for each of us to place our personal faith in Jesus. And it's filled with wonderful promises for those of us that will.
God bless you. We are praying the Lord will be very real to you and to your loved ones through these continually unfolding events. Remember God is good!