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For the week beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020

Our treasure is not in a storehouse filled with toilet paper… our treasure is in Christ, the son of the Living God, and in him is salvation.

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— New Life [Heart]— NOW WHAT? Matthew 6:19-21

SERVANT Sermon Series

AUDIO: “The Lamb” Isaiah 53:7-9

Worship Through Singing

GOOD MORNING!  I hope you and your family are well and zealous to worship our King.

The past several weeks have demonstrated that we live in an unpredictable and unstable world there are so many feelings of uneasiness and anxiety as we work our way through this difficult season.   Whether our employment is moving to non-traditional forms of operations or members of our families sick; there are myriads of new variables we are being forced to deal with on a moment to moment basis. 

The bible teaches that trials and hardships are a hallmark of the Christian life.  Even more it is these times of trial that refine us and strengthen our faith to completion (James 1:2-4!)  For non-believers there is no real respite from these awful times of stress and struggle.  For those born again, however, these times serve as a reminder of the goodness of God!  This goodness is both for this world and the one to come (Revelation 21:1-4).  We know and can be re-assured that our hope is found in someone holy, perfect, and faithful – JESUS!  Since we are the called out ones, the saints, and the redeemed let us sing to our Lord this truth.  During this time let us walk in a way that draws lost peoples gaze to Jesus.  Let our lips be quick to proclaim HIM and to live for His glory even now amidst the suffering of our present age!

Join with me in singing with those in your home this morning:

I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130), Shane and Shane

This selection from Psalm 130 is a great reminder that our God is faithful, trustworthy, and true.  It is He who we must cry when in need of help.  More than anything this worship song reminds us of the true pandemic that has only one cure, the pandemic of sin!  The cure of which is the grace we receive through faith in Jesus alone.   Let us not be short sited and focus only on our present needs but even more so let us focus on our eternal ones!

Hymn of The Holy Spirit, Pat Barrett

As a Baptist church we believe in the triune God!  We are also taught through the word of God that when we are born again Holy Spirit God dwells within us.  Christ teaches that He is the Helper and the Advocate.  Let us sing this song asking from our heart for the Spirit’s guiding grace.

Jesus Is Better, Austin Stone Worship

Regardless of our individual circumstances; good or bad, let us declare what scripture teaches to be true!  Jesus IS BETTER than anything we can imagine.

I hope these worship songs have been an encouragement and prayer for you this morning.  I am continuing to pray for you all.  I am patiently waiting for a time we can sing together again.  I love each and every one of you!
God Bless You,
~Minister Chuck

ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective immediately Danbury Baptist has postponed…

Lifeway: Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church

Lifeway has provided a way for all Sunday School classes to access their lessons via Ministry Grid. Below are the “Easy Links” to your Sunday School curriculum.

Adult— Explore the Bible (3/22/20)
Adult— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Preschool— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)

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A devotional by Rev. Mike Holman

In God’s Hands

John 10: 28-29, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

What does it mean to be in God’s hands? Let us first look at those hands. God’s hands crafted the heavens. With His hands, he carpeted the mountains and formed the hills and valleys. Filled the oceans and planted all the trees and flowers. From the dust of the earth, He made man in His own image and breathed into him the breath of life. God holds the entire world in His hands and has control of all that He has created.  His hands are filed with love and caring for the sparrow and every living creature on this planet.  Jesus said, “My Father, which gave them (people, my sheep) to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:29) Continued on the NEXT page