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Old 03-18-2020, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default My Church Announcement

I know that no one from the Bunker attends, but felt it might still be worth sharing:

Good evening folks.

It is with deep regret that I am announcing the cancellation of services at the Blackshere Charge on Sunday. My first reaction when this all started was to attack the enemy head on and hold services no matter what. I wasnít about to let Satan back me into a corner, and I most certainly wasnít about to allow myself to live in fear. My favorite movie line of all times comes from the Mel Gibson movie The Patriot where the preacher decided he would be leaving with the soldiers to fight against the British. Some of the soldiers were surprised to see a preacher join the fighting. To which the preacher responded, ďA shepherd must attend to his flock. And at times, fight off the wolves.Ē Believe me, I was ready to fight.

So what has changed? Have I let the worldís fears get to me? Certainly not.

But as I was driving home tonight, I given a vision that can only be explained as the Holy Spirit. I had stopped by the store on the way home to get some groceries. I put them on the back of my pick up because the weather was beautiful today. I had my lunch box and tools sitting on the seat, So it seemed perfectly fine to put my groceries on back. No sooner than I leave the shopping center, it started to rain and I had to scramble to get my groceries inside where it was dry. Some of the items were in cardboard boxes, and they needed that protection.

I didnít fear the rain, but my groceries needed protection.

I am not afraid to face a predator, but I also love my people. Sometimes the shepherd must fight off the wolves. But sometimes it is also the shepherds job to weather the storm. To protect those that need protecting by shielding them from the elements of this world, much like my groceries needed shelter from the rain.

I am not running from the wolves, but I am keeping the flock warm and dry from the rain.

We will keep an eye on things and make wise, informed decisions on a week by week basis. Through my connections at the hospital, I receive updates every day that are not influenced by the news media. When the storm is over, we will return from our shelter.

I will be looking at options of doing an online sermon either by video or conference call. Iíve never hosted a meeting in this manner, so I canít promise to have all the details worked out by Sunday. But I will try.

Iíll share more details when they are available and I appreciate your understanding and prayers.

Thank you and God Bless.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

Ronald Reagan - 1964
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