You may have read by now that the Governor and Texas Attorney General have revised their guidance for churches and houses of worship, removing the limit on the number of attendees. Here is the full press release. Given this and the fact that there have been only five cases of Covid-19 in Kerr County, your elders have decided that we will re-open for live worship gatherings beginning this Sunday, May 3.
This news comes with a few recommendations from the state government that we agree with and a couple of our own requests and caveats:
We are hopeful that by following these guidelines, we can ease back into meeting together and enjoy worshiping together once again. If you are the least bit uncomfortable, please feel free to stay home and continue to stream the services with our blessing until you are confident about returning.
Written by Heath Gregory
I was reminded this week how loved and supported I am even when I feel weak and incapable.
As I sat in the comfort of my home office, fresh brewed coffee and bible in hand, ready to devour Gods word and come away encouraged and prepared to be the best Christian I can be, I realized I was just not feeling it.
As I was searching, flipping, and thumbing from page to page trying to decide what to read, instead of a hunger or delight for God’s word, I felt burdened. And instead of pausing to ask the Lord for help, I pressed on in my own strength to no avail. It didn’t matter where I turned, it just felt empty.
Written by Chris McKnight
Welcome to our KBC Monday morning blog, where we reflect on and interact with yesterday’s sermon. I begin where Scott began, the story of amazing endurance. This effort went on for 48 straight hours before hope was lost.
Feeling the stress and strain of Covid-19? Yeah, me too.
Here's a little 20 minute Bible study/devotional I just recorded from home - audio only - on I Cor. 13.
Hope you enjoy it. If you do, let me know. This may be the start of something.
Please watch, sing along, and comment below.
Pastor Toby encourages you with the words and music of "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"
Christ the Lord is risen today alleluia
Sons of men and angels say alleluia
Raise your joys and triumphs high alleluia
Sing ye heavens and earth reply alleluia
Lives again our glorious King alleluia
Where O death is now thy sting alleluia
Dying once He all doth save alleluia
Where thy victory O grave alleluia
Love's redeeming work is done alleluia
Fought the fight the battle won alleluia
Death in vain forbids Him rise alleluia
Christ hath opened paradise alleluia
Soar we now where Christ has led alleluia
Following our exalted Head alleluia
Made like Him like Him we rise alleluia
Ours the cross the grave the skies alleluia
Charles Wesley | Samuel Arnold
© Public Domain
Written by Scott Christensen
The coronavirus pandemic has had a way of exposing one of the great fears of humanity, perhaps its greatest fear—the fear of death. Even the Christian is not immune from this fear since it speaks of the Edenic curse brought about by the sin of our first parents Adam and Eve (see Genesis 3:14-19). Satan uses the threat of death to cripple us with panic and fear, but for the Christian this should never undo us because we are held securely by the One who defeated sin, Satan, death, and all manner of earthly corruptions like worldwide pandemics.