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CCE Corner – “Standing Firm”

April 16th, 2020

Unprecedented times. So they have been called, and so they are. And yet, our current crisis unites us with Christians from other times and places as we’re called to stand firm. Pastor Peter Jonker of LaGrave CRC provided an encouraging sermon on how Christians are prepared for such a time as this. It’s based on I Peter 5:6-11:

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

You can find the March 22 sermon in LaGrave’s sermon archive. We are thankful for all clergy and lay leaders who continue to shepherd their flocks and minister to our city during this crisis.