Sermons Proclaiming to The World

Church Reopening and Covid-19 Update - June 3, 2020

Dear Church Family,

This Sunday, June 7th will be “Reopening Day” for public church services  We are thankful that we can finally gather together once again as a church family and get back to what we love doing.

We realize there will probably be a variety of expectations for our first Sunday, so we want to make sure you all understand that our goal is to prepare in such a way that we provide all of you a safe, healthy, orderly, and worshipful church environment.  We will do our best to cover as much as is possible to ensure your heath, but we are asking you to practice the guidelines that all of us need to follow in reference to hygiene, hand cleansing, and most of all “social distancing.”  We are posting “Guidelines for Attending CBC” which will explain some general bits of information to keep us all healthy and comfortable as we head back to church.  Those “guidelines” will also be published on our Sunday bulletins.

So our reopening will be June 7th at 10:30am. We are asking you to arrive at 10:15am to help us strategically seat each of you in the church sanctuary.  Greeters will be outside to give you instructions and ushers will escort you to your seats with social distancing in mind.  That means you will most likely sit in an area you normally do not sit.  Also there will be no nursery care, but our newly expanded and almost completed foyer can be a place for nursing moms and small children if needed.

As an FYI - there will be no refreshments before or after service and there will be no Equipping Hour for the foreseeable future.  Hand sanitizer will be in designated locations throughout the church.

And, with weather permitting, as the ushers escort you out we encourage you to mingle outside under our beautiful trees and enjoy the precious fellowship that we have with our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

I will continue to provide Wednesday Bible Study video messages that can be watched via our church website, but the Sunday messages will only be available through an audio format on the website.  I look forward to seeing all of you this Sunday “face to face” at 10:15.

Psalm 50:15

Can God Be Trusted?

Psalm 50:15                Reading Psalm 50

May 17, 2020

  1. 1. Trust in the Sovereign _______________ of God Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

Can I trust God whether or not He straightens out my “crooked” events, providing relief?

Do I believe that a God who claims to love me and knows what is best for me, is in control of my painful circumstances?

Can I honestly encourage others to trust God when they are going through it?

Or is all of this trusting God talk just Christian jargon that we say to others who are experiencing great pain or difficulty, but in fact we are not sure we believe God can be trusted?

  1. 2. Trust in the Sovereign _______________ of God Lamentations 3:37-38          

“God in His love always wills what is best for us.  In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.”  Author Unknown

The sovereignty of God is an attribute of God that says He is exclusively in control of all of creation and exercises His supremacy over His creation.  There is nothing that occurs in all the universe that God does not permit.  He is in control over everything and everyone.  Nothing happens that He does not know about about and control.

There is great comfort in those words!

  1. 3. Emulate Our Greatest Example - _______________ 1 John 2:6

Scripture References

Prov. 27:1; James 4:13-15; Psalm 32:10; 2 Cor 12:7-9; Genesis 40:23-41:1; Ecclesiastes 7:13-14; 3:14; 8:17; John 19:10-11; Isaiah 38:17; Romans 8:28; Lamentations 3:32-33; Romans 11:33; Luke 6:40. Romans 8:29; Mark 8:31; Matthew 26:39; 1 Peter 2:23; John 5:30; 17:5;

 

Community Bible Church, St Augustine
John Ringo, Pastor
cbcsa.org