CBCC – 05/23/2020

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of skepticism, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“Stress, anxiety and worry are common now for many older adults due to the pandemic.”

Fear is sin…

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

Antidote to fear…

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:32

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:3-4

God is Amazing

He is self – existent

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.

John 5:26

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.  

Acts 17:24-25

He is eternal

But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.

Psalm 102:12

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalms 90:1-2

He is immutable

“I the LORD do not change.”

Malachi 3:6

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

He is omnipresent

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:7-16

He is omniscient

O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Psalm 139:1

I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.

Isaiah 46:9-10

He is omnipotent

Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:26-27

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Isaiah 40:28

He is perfect

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalms 19:7

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect

. Matthew 5:48

He is infinite

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

Psalms 147:5

“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 11:33-36

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

Psalm 32:8

Yes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

Psalm 85:12-13

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Thought to Go:

“In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.”

Corrie Ten Boom