“Faith For This Hour”
This encouraging message by Pastor Carol Simon will delivered on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Bible reveals how to have courage, even in the face of difficulty. The Lord says, “…don’t panic, I am with you …” (Isaiah 41:9 MSG). The psalmist praised, “You are the place of protection for me. I keep coming back to hide myself in you (Psalm 71:3 TPT)” and “His wrap-around presence will strengthen me.(Psalm 33:20 TPT).” We choose: Fear or Faith, Doubt or Trust, Anxiety or Peace. What do you want in your life? Click below to watch video from Sunday.
God is Still on Heaven’s Throne
Our loving Heavenly Father is NOT pacing, wringing His hands, wondering what to do next. God is great and God is good; we triumph in the end, but waiting isn’t easy. Click the link below to hear a short encouraging message from Pastor Greg Simon.
Valley Fellowship united in-person to pray on Sunday, 10AM, March 15, 2020.
God is good and He is near us. Our Lord is “an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). He will not abandon us even in the face of daunting anxiety or pandemic assault. We are people of the Word and we hold to His promises. We joined the Day of Prayer knowing the Lord hears the prayers of His people.
We encourage you to use wisdom during this time. We honor community while practicing common sense. Look for helpful links on our Resources page. When I was young, my dad regularly reminded, “This too shall pass.” Though this situation is concerning, it will come to an end. Stay connected. Continue to support and pray for each other.
Exercise wise precautions. Ordinary safeguards are helpful. Stay home if you aren’t feeling well. Hand-washing and hand-sanitizers are good things. Praying and encouraging ourselves with Scripture is essential.
God isn’t pacing heaven’s throne room, wondering what to do now. Don’t allow fear to cripple you. The Lord is faithful and His promises are true. Read His Word and remind yourself of His goodness. Heavenly Father is too great and too good for us not to wait expectantly for Him (Psalm 42:5).
Patti and I are praying with you, believing that God’s wisdom will guide our decisions. We hope you worship. Thank you for standing with us as we continue to love neighbors and nations!
Pastor Greg Simon
Four Simple Ways to Experience Joy in Life by Pastor Greg Simon
Are you ready to open the door to joy? God designed us for His joy and has promised an inner supply of joy by His Spirit. God fills us with joy that is separate from any circumstance. Even in the middle of bad news, painful relationships, or unstable economics, we can have God’s joy strengthening our actual lives.
Prayer Changes Things
We value fervent prayer.
Prayer is the God-designed method for obtaining what we need and for accomplishing God’s purposes – in an area, in a church, in a family, and even into the smallest details of our personal lives. Prayer is powerful in the face of every situation – problems, joys, conflicts, conversations, victories, and defeats. Prayer changes people’s destinies. We never realize fully the dramatic changes God orchestrates in response to persistent prayer. Continue reading “Prayer Changes Things”
Service is Love in Work Clothes
We love neighbors and nations.
Words expressing servanthood are used more than 300 times in the New Testament but the Biblical idea of service contradicts the ME-FIRST-generation with its emphasis on self and being all I can be.
Being a servant doesn’t mean that I let other people walk over me. Service doesn’t mean, “I’ll do whatever YOU want to do.” Actually, to be a good servant I must have a clear sense of mission, of purpose, of calling. I need to respond to the God call of service. How is God asking you to serve others? I am not asking what other people think you should do, but what is God calling you to do?
The Apostle Peter urges us to “use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV). Are you utilizing your gifts and abilities to faithfully fulfill kingdom responsibilities? Are you yielding your gifts and abilities to allow God’s Word to be communicated? Are you empowering your gifts and abilities by drawing from the ready-supply of God’s strength? Are you directing your gifts and abilities to bring praise and glory to Jesus Christ? As we join together, we accomplish great things.