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Church Do Not Retreat – A Pastor’s Note

Candlewood Church, as I was reading Deuteronomy 1 this morning, I was reading a commentary that stated God’s faithfulness is the central theme of this book.


For those who are reading this note, we need to remind ourselves of God’s incredible faithfulness prior to COVID-19.  Our lives are being disrupted, our faith is being tested, our future is unknown, our economy is in a free-fall and yet; our God is in control.  He sees us, He loves us, He’s with us and He has a plan for us.


Deuteronomy 1:29-31


“But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them! 30 The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw Him do in Egypt. 31 And you saw how the Lord your God cared for you all along the way as you traveled through the wilderness, just as a father cares for his child. Now He has brought you to this place.’”


For the church, we are living in possibly one of the greatest opportunities ever since the Great Awakening.  What would God be asking us during these unprecedented days in which we live? He would be asking us to seek Him, to trust Him, to walk with Him and to believe that God’s ways are well beyond our understanding.


May we, as a church, not retreat in our thinking of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.  Lord, give us wisdom, insight and faith as we look to the future knowing that You are right here, You will never leave us or forsake us.


Please, post your needs and your prayer requests here and we, as a church, will do all that we can in regards to both.


Building together,

Rory Whitney, Omaha Church Pastor 


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1 Comment
  • Megan Acacia
    Posted at 11:11 am, March 24, 2020

    Amen! I will trust in God with all my heart
    Thank you for sharing 🙏🏼

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