A word about COVID-19 from Pastor Jeremy

Dear Church family,

As a Team of Pastors, we are committed to care for you as our world responds to the threat of COVID-19. I believe that we have definite responsibilities during these days of opportunity.

Be Wise!
“Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time.”
Ephesians 5:15-16

Pastor Jeff is monitoring COVID-19 news constantly, and he will be providing regular updates on our website regarding services and events at HBC. Make sure you check the website regularly for updates.  Please keep yourself informed about COVID-19 and seek the welfare of our city (Jeremiah 29:7). We love Louisville, and we want Louisville to know it!  We can demonstrate our love for Louisville by making wise decisions during these days.  Pastor Jeff will keep us all informed so that we can best make those wise decisions.

Be Fearless!
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”
Psalm 46:1-3

In the Scripture, mountains are sometimes a symbol of security and safety. By contrast, the sea is often a metaphor for chaos and danger. Because God is our refuge and strength, we will not fear though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea. In days of trouble, when all the world falls into chaos and confusion, we do not fear. Why? Because God is our safety and strength!

Church family, we are blessed beyond measure to have these precious promises from God. Take hold of these promises, meditate upon them, memorize them, and use them to praise God in the midst of COVID-19.

And finally…

Share the Promise!
“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”
2 Corinthians 1:20

Psalm 46:1-3 is for everyone who looks to Jesus Christ in faith. Ultimately, we are fearless because the Gospel is true. The resurrection is real! The tomb is empty! All of the promises of God find their “yes” and “amen” in Jesus. Church family, look for an opportunity to share the hope of the Gospel with someone who is afraid right now. Tell them about the great confidence you have in Jesus. Tell folks that Jesus conquered death on a cross 2,000 years ago. Tell them that, no matter what happens, they don’t have to be afraid of COVID-19 if they know Jesus.

We will have unique opportunities to exalt Jesus in the days ahead. Make the best use of the time.

Be wise!  Be Fearless!  Share the Promise!

I love each member of our church family, and I am praying for you during these days.

Pastor Jeremy

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