I don’t think King David had Facebook in mind when he wrote Psalm 122, but I believe he would understand what it is we are facing. Therefore, though the above translation is not perfect, neither is having to give up face-to-face worship for that of streaming media.
But, unlike in David’s day, or even back during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, aren’t you so glad we are blessed with Facebook technology??
102 years ago, churches were forced to close, pretty much like we are seeing today. However, back then when a preacher preached his sermon for Sunday, all they had access to was a reprint in the local newspaper. If you weren’t a big-name pastor, you didn’t even have that opportunity.
But now, praise God, any church pastor can share an encouraging message from God’s Word and not have to wait for the local paper to publish it. What’s more, it’s not only the church members who can watch; the whole world can now visit for the service!
That being said, why not join us at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Warthen, Georgia for our 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services this Sunday? This Sunday (March 22) I will be preaching from Psalm 103 at 11 and Acts 5:17-42 in the evening at 6.
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Will join you at 6 pm Pastor!
I broke my social media rule- it has come to that at this point. I am a little nervous about it so please pray for me.
What was the rule?
To not be on any social media lol. I have not been on for many years as it takes away needless time and any time I have needs to be focused on God. It is also hard to be online after converting, receiving a lot of hate. Being a Jewish concert is a difficult thing…
Yeah, I can understand that. And on a completely different note, my heart breaks over the resurgence of anti-semitism throughout the world. Satan has a playbook, and he will never stop doing what works, not until he is defeated once and for all.
Yes. The best and worst in people are being seen right now.
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