Coming up – January 6 – Youth – Courage – video based Bible Study –

Featuring Francis Chan  –  Do You Have What It Takes?

Associate Pastor Ben’s thoughts….
Loss in a person’s life can affect emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. But it is a good indicator of what that person has been through. Life is not fair because of the sinful world that we live in. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). You never know what people are going through so it is best to side on being nice to people. “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). During these times people have experienced a loss through their job, losing their home, death of a pet, suffering with pain and sickness or even a death of a loved one. These are different levels of losses but what does the bible say on how to get through a loss?

            1) The Spiritual Piece. Pray and get others to pray for you.

Acts 12:1-17

Verse 5- constant prayer

Verse 12 – gathered praying

The Lord released Peter from prison by the constant prayer of many gatherings.

What loss did Peter experience? During that time, his freedom. 

But some people do not have anyone praying for them. The loss here is never knowing who Jesus is and the faith in Jesus Christ that can give you the assurance that no matter what life brings you God will stand with you.
During this time my prayer is that you will reflect on your life and know that people have prayed for you and that we need to pray for others. When it is God’s will He will move through our prayers.
God Bless,
Pastor Ben