Redeem the Time

With all the changes from the corona virus, many are spending more time “stuck” at home. It is so easy to fill our time with all forms of media or idleness, but that tends to leave us feeling overwhelmed and empty.
 
Instead, we want to encourage you, as Paul writes to the Ephesians, to “redeem the time, because the days are evil” and “be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:16,18). Does this give you an opportunity for more time with the Lord, speaking to Him in prayer, and listening to Him by reading the Word more? Take the time to reach out to one another too, even if there’s not an opportunity to visit.
 
Additionally we are glad to recommend some helpful content:
  • Something for Everyone – The Pilgrim’s Progress a new CGI-animated version of Bunyan’s classic. Free courtesy of RevelationMedia, just provide an email address.
  • Two Ideas for Kids – Animated Stories from the Bible or 1 John – What Is a Christian?, both on RightNow Media (email church for access if you don’t already have it).
  • A Few for Adults – The Bible Project (also on You Tube here) gives short helpful overviews of books of the Bible, Befriend gets you thinking more about friendship, which might make you more lonely but hopefully helps you reach out, and Sinclair Ferguson’s lessons on the Sermon on the Mount allow you the chance for a double dose of this great section of Jesus teaching! (again you can email the church for RightNow media access)
If you want other book or podcast recommendations, let us know (or pass on yours)!
 
However you spend your time during these days, we hope you will draw closer to the Lord, “casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you” (1 Pet 5:7).           
 
–David Story, Assistant Pastor
 

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