The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

What God Has Already Done

Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Because [Samson] was very thirsty, he cried out to the Lord, ‘You have given your servant this great victory.  Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?’” (Judges 15:18 NIV)

Samson had been divinely helped by the power of the Spirit of God in slaying a thousand Philistines; would not God now quench his thirst?  Having done the greater work for him, would God not do the less?  This is good reasoning in prayer, and it is a sort of reasoning that God’s children may use.  If God has done the great thing for you in answer to prayer, will He not do the less?  Having saved your soul and delivered you from the power of sin and of the enemy, will He not supply your temporal needs and care for your body?  Having brought us out of darkness into light, will He not now keep us as children of light?  If when we were far away He brought us near and gave unto us the Spirit of adoption, will He not now bless us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ?  What God has already done should encourage us to pray in faith for what we need now.

-Charles A. Cook (excerpted and adapted from the devotional book When You Call upon the Lord, compiled and edited by Charles A. Cook)

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

Read Judges 15:14-20.

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