UPCOMING AT MOUNTAIN MINISTRIES:
We are looking forward to a GREAT SEPTEMBER of gathering and sharing worship on the Mountain. Join us at 7:00 PM on Wednesday Evenings sponsored by Mountain Ministries. Come and receive God’s Outrageous Grace! All are invited!
It is so hard to believe that this is the last day of August! As the month of August comes to a close, we are looking forward to September here at Mountain Ministries as we have an exciting month of worship ahead on the Mountain. We will be continuing to meet every Wednesday evening on the Prayer Mountain beginning at 7:00 PM.
This Wednesday evening, September 2, 2020 the message “Every Season Has a Purpose” will be shared by Pastor Rod Smith and Special music will be shared by David Hodge.
All are invited and welcome to attend!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR GOING FORWARD:
We will be continuing worship as usual since we were permitted to return to the Mountain. We look forward to seeing you there!
SUCCESS DURING COVID-19 WITH RADIO MINISTRY PROGRAM
Since we were unable to meet on the Mountain, we partnered with Beaver County Radio to broadcast a pre-recorded radio show called “Good News from the Mountain” that could be heard every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 7:30 PM. We are proud to announce that this was a HUGE success in reaching families and individuals in multiple different states during a very unprecedented time.
Mountain-Ministries and Pastor Rod Smith Holy Week Video Message
Rodney E. Smith
THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR ROD SMITH
As the last couple of weeks unfolded, we have seen the results of the Covid-19 Virus taking the world by storm. The amount of press coverage has generated a variety of fear, anxiety, and frustration and confusion—just to name a few. This is the time we need to remember the many promises of God and who God is.
First thing to remember is that God is in control. Knowing this world (even in its broken condition) is under the caring power of God, helps us keep things in perspective during times of crisis. Psalm 46-“God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of trouble.” As basic as it may sound, it is important to remember that God is in charge. Your life and the life of those you love, along with the events in this world, are under the compassionate direction of an all-powerful in-control God.
When I was a child, I loved the song “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” I remember singing this at Sunday School and in worship. It is a song that reassures us that everything is under God’s merciful rule and dominion. Paul wrote in Romans 8:28 “God works all things out for our good and His glory. ALL THINGS! So, we need to take this virus seriously and responsibly and employ precautionary measures, however we need to be in a posture of faith! Faith trust God even when it cannot trace HIM.
Second, we need to remember God’s gracious promise that God will never leave us or forsake us. God will be with us through every trouble in this world . God promises us that while we go through calamity, God will be with us in the calamity.
At the center of our faith is Jesus-Immanuel which means God with us! The one who entered our falleness and fear promised us that He would never leave us or forsake us.
God is not a distant sovereign. God does not rule from afar.
Let God hang on to you and us during this time! God is in control and God is infinitely good and caring. Pray for one another, love on one another, be servants of Jesus Christ and let us be the light and hope that shines in the time of darkness and virus!
BLESSINGS IN THE ONE WHO HANGS ON TO US AND NEVER LETS GO!
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