I checked out the site and I absolutely love it. Great Job! I am so proud of what you guys are doing at SMBC. It's great to be your friend, colleague, and sister church but more than anything, brothers in Christ.
Continue to be a beacon of light and God best to yo and the saints at SMBC. We are Shining Light are with you.
Viewed the website as discussed last weekend. It is an excellent site and gives a good introduction to the church as well as other options. We are looking at revising or launching a new site. I will let the committee view your site for ideas.
God's continued blessings,
Rev. Dr. Edward O. Williamson
Bethel Baptist Church of White Plains, New York
10 Bible verses to get you through COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a lot of anxiety and stress – the best antidote to these feelings? Prayer. There are so many people that require our collective prayer at this time – carers, small businesses, world leaders, families and more.
To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of 10 Bible verses you can pray during this pandemic. We hope you find this helpful.
1. Deuteronomy 31:8
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
2. Psalm 56:3-4
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
3. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
4. Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
5. Philippians 4:6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
6. Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
7. John 14:26-27
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
8. Psalm 19:8
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
9. Romans 5:1-4
Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character, hope.
10. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go.