Welcome to the Lakeview SDA Church
*** WE ARE BACK WITH IN PERSON SABBATH WORSHIP SERVICES. JOIN US***
REMAIN CONNECTED WITH GOD AND EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WEEK.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Friday Evening at 7:30 PM CST
Click on this link for interactive video conference through your internet connection - https://zoom.us/j/957438624?pwd=dVE5QmpqYnZqLzdVR3NXUUJNeHgrdz09
We are living in times of uncertainty like very few of us have experienced ever before. Certainly, nothing like this has happened in our lifetime with such a global impact. The levels of anxiety and fear are growing by the minute within our communities. Every aspect of our life is affected leaving only a sense of futility, frustration and discouragement.
In an already isolated society, situations like this one increase the sense of loneliness in many. We may feel helpless as businesses close, schools close, vacations are canceled or postponed and as activities are canceled forcing us to make drastic changes in our daily routines we have, but to wonder why and for how long. Our churches are not immune to this situation, forcing us to close our doors and move our worship gatherings online.
Do you need encouragement right about now? Are you feeling anxious and uncertain? What should we do? While many believers see the closing of our church buildings as a demonstration of lack of faith, it is important to note what Jesus expressed in Matthew 5:45 (NKJV) “…for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
As believers we are no less subject to the calamities and illnesses than non-believers are, but we must rest assure that they do not come from God as punishment to some. However, we must; “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)
In moments like these, it is our duty to bring hope and encouragement to each other and in particular to those who do not yet know God, letting Him shine through us to bring the peace of heaven to those around us. We must seek refuge in God’s promises and share the certainty that He is in control.
If you need to stay calm, turn to Scripture such as this: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7, NIV).
Let’s come together in prayer presenting all our petitions to God. He will give you the peace that transcends all understanding and use each one of us as a powerful tool to bring that peace to all around us making His light shine in all hearts. Today, more than ever, we should trust in His promises because after all; “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” Matthew 24:35 (NKJV)
Let’s stay in contact and support each other through this crisis and always. Join us in prayer and worship over the internet and phone on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (CST) and on Sabbaths for Sabbath School and Worship at 10:00 AM (CST).