Loving One Another Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Important Update:

  • Until further notice we will not have any in-person activities at Bethlehem Baptist Church. We will be hosting LIVE services on Sundays at 10am. Watch here!
 
We know that it may be difficult to sort out all of the information coming at us concerning the coronavirus. But, we encourage you to continue to look to the CDC for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
 
In times like these, it’s important for us to remember who we are. We are not those who live in fear, and we are also not those who look down upon or ridicule people who do have fear. The truth of God’s Word compels us to be people who live in peace, with sound mind, who make decisions based on God’s glory and love for our neighbor.

 

How do we love one another in this time?

  • Practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly!
  • Connect in the ways we can. Send someone a text just to say you’re praying for them. Video chat with your small group. Or just simply pick up the phone and call someone. Especially reach out to those who are must at risk during this time and may not be able to get out at all.
  • Pray for one another. We don’t know how this will impact everyone in our church or our community. Already many are struggling with job loss or job furlough. Pray for the health and well-being of our community and our country.
 

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. — Philippians 4:4-9

We sit down with Larry Purcell, a regional church consultant in Western Kentucky and former BBC pastor, to discuss the Coronavirus and our Christian faith. 
 
We talk about our decision to not meet for services as we all tackle this virus together. 
 
Remember, it’s not a test of God’s sovereignty, it’s about trusting the wisdom He has given us to make wise decisions as we serve and love our community in this time.