First of all I want to express to you how thankful I am to be back home with our team returning from Israel and the land that Jesus walked and ministered in. It is always a life-changing experience and a vibrant reminder of our living faith in our living Savior Jesus Christ. But most importantly I want to say a word to you regarding the current attention on the coronavirus. As you know so much is being said and there is so much confusion regarding this infection. Most recently the governor of Kentucky’s call for churches in his state to not meet for Sunday services has especially gotten my attention. I am convicted that we cannot in good conscience cancel our services at the current time. I am sympathetic to the fact that each individual and family will have to discern their own susceptibility and risk in attending public venues, but we must never compromise our trust in our sovereign God to the fears that accompany living in a fallen world. God willing, we will meet this Lord’s Day and celebrate the victory Christ has accomplished over sin, disease and death. That being said we can be smart in the process. I suggest we avoid intimate interactions such as hugs and handshaking. Let’s instead express our love through the cool and hip means of fist and elbow bumping. Don’t get used to it- that’s about as hip as we’ll ever be at Oak Crest!! I love you all and look forward to seeing you this coming Lord’s Day.
Soli Deo Gloria!