Keith Walatka - April 12, 2020
Hope Even When...
Scripture References: John 20:1-18
From Series: "Firm Foundation"
In this season of a global pandemic, where people are being ordered to stay at home and "social distance" as a way to help stop or at least delay the spread of Covid-19, we as a church are going to be talking about how to have a firm foundation in the midst of it all. Let's be honest, there are plenty of things to be nervous and anxious about, even fearful about. So ensuring that we as a church and as individuals have our lives on a firm foundation is paramount (this is always true, it's just more evident when other potential foundations like health and the economy are visibly breaking down). Jesus, at the end of His most famous sermon, as He was wrapping up, gave the charge, "everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." In this series we will be looking at how to have our life founded on the solid rock that is Jesus, as well as how to put our faith "into practice like a wise man or woman." We do this together, even as we are separated in our homes and apartments because of a pandemic. Know that you are loved by the elders and leaders of the church, and if you need anything in this season, please reach out to us. We are praying for our church and we are ready to respond however needed. You are loved by God and by us! - Riverside Elders and Pastors