Men's Prayer Group
By this point, most of us have realized that meeting by video conferencing is not the same as meeting face-to-face. However, this isn't a new problem. The apostles sometimes lamented that they had to resort to the technology of their day (letter writing) to keep in touch with other believers. The beloved apostle John wrote to some of his friends:
"Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete." (2 John verse 12)
And, of course, the apostle Paul knew what it was to be shut up in his home or in prison. It's interesting to note that in Acts 19 Luke records that:
"But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus. This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks." (Acts 19:9-10)
Paul taught for two whole years there, but it was most of the case that only when he was put under arrest and had to start writing letters that we get records of his teaching!
Of course we all grieve the lack of face-to-face communication. But there opportunities around us to make the most of this time and come together as we are able.
One such opportunity is a new men's prayer group that's going to being meeting on Tuesday evenings.
Time: Tuesday evenings at 7:30
Who: Mark Duncun (our church board chair); [email protected]
What: Open prayer time for personal requests, for the Lord to move in this season, for our church and our world
Contact Mark and he'll send you a link to join via Zoom!