AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KEN ON OUR APPROACH TO COVID-19.

At the present time Island Gospel Centre will not be having Sunday Gatherings.

While trusting God to bring an end to this virus that is so drastically affecting the world we also know He ordains leadership through it.  We are following all guidelines from our Governments, Health Authorities and recommendations from our own leadership in the PAOC.  Thankfully there is an abundant supply of crucial information to help us safeguard ourselves and our families and our community. 

Here at Island Gospel Centre we have a hope rooted deep in God, his love and care.

Our desire, our perspective, our intention is to continue in prayer and place our faith God.

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".

Dear friends, in this COVID-19 season, each of us has an incredible opportunity 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.  It calls us stand strong in the Lord ... and yes, even if we think we can no longer 'stand strong', we can as we place our trust in Him. Take some time to read it in your Bible or put it in your search engine.  It's helpful!

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 such 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 person to place their personal faith in Jesus.  And it's filled with wonderful promises for those that do.  

God bless you.  We are praying the Lord will be very real to you and to your loved ones through these continually unfolding events of Coronavirus.

Pastor Ken