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Upson Downs 7-30-20

Summer is racing by with no resolution to many of our modern dilemmas: worldwide pandemic, social unrest, economic challenges, remote work and school. There is no end in sight, and it’s easy to get caught up in the politics of the day, or look for magic solutions. We believe that Jesus really is the answer, but what does that mean in a practical sense? 

We believe that Jesus really is the answer, but what does that mean in a practical sense? 

Regan Read

We at Church of the Servant-King are wrestling with these very questions, challenging ourselves to greater faithfulness in unprecedented times. The politics of Jesus: radical forgiveness, loving your enemies, life laid down for others, uncompromising faithfulness, sacrifice, loving God-these are timeless truths. In light of this, as Francis Schaeffer poignantly asked, “How shall we then live?” 

Rather than be utterly paralyzed by the overwhelming weight of God’s call on our lives, we strive to at least be faithful in small things, which Scripture tells us, will enable us to be faithful in grander achievements. Accordingly, we have expanded our Thursday night Zoom Bible Study, reaching out more purposefully to our community, loving the lonely through calls, notes, and encouragement.

screenshot from a recent online bible study
Experiencing digital connections with Zoom at a recent Bible Study.

We are beginning an online forum with church leaders, seeking an ecumenical dialogue and partnership regarding how to love the world in turbulent times. We are ever more aware of the need to break down barriers and are working with a large sister congregation to embody the truths we say we believe. As we take nightly walks, we have an increased burden to greet our neighbors and make friendly connections. Community building is a call on all our lives. 

Enough for now! We hope you stay well and encouraged, and, as always, we appreciate your prayers and feedback.

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