What kind of promise does God make?
----// Next Steps \\---- 1. Text “HelloCOR” to 474747 – Connect with us, each week! 2. Head to the Church@Home Website (www.ionanetwork.org) and sign up for a daily devotional, free book, or a course on taking your next step in following Jesus. ----// Resources \\----- Join us every Sunday at 10:15 AM for our LiveStream – and consider joining a Life Group. You can get the current study here: https://amzn.to/37AdPif Promises, Promises… Parents make them. Children make them. And, sadly, we all break them. Because of our inherent distrust, we spend inordinate amounts of money to lawyers to help us draft contracts. We have to get promises in writing because we often can’t trust other people. And, truth be told, we often can’t be trusted. Trust is hard to come by – not because it isn’t good, but because we’re not! Yet, there’s one type of promise, that God makes, called a covenant. It’s based on Him alone – and it’s a one-way, never compromising, always-for-us promise to save us. The Old Testament calls our attention to these covenant promises – and they’re fulfilled, and completely realized in Jesus. Over the next five weeks of Lent we will take a journey through some of the promises that God makes and seeing how they are fulfilled in Jesus. 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” Sufferings, challenges, disappointments are the natural course of events for us humans. And we long for someone to promise good for us. In the Old Testament, you see amazing promises made: God will provide a way through danger; God will provide a sacrifice; God will draw hearts to worship; God will be just; God will make things new -- each promise draws us closer to the reality our hearts long for, but our eyes never quite see. But (often when it’s the darkest) we do see: All those promises find their “yes” in Jesus -- and our hearts sing out, “Amen!”. Join us on the journey in this Gospel-centered Bible study. Read scripture, reflect, and join a small group Bible study as you explore the “Yes & Amen!” of Jesus. You can travel with us by buying our study guide, available on Amazon. ( amazon.com/author/gregorymsmith ) ----// Connect \\----- - - Text “HelloCOR” to 474747 - Website – ResurrectionSurfside.org or IonaNetwork.org - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Resurrection... - Church@Home - I’ve always wondered, “How do we reach people who can’t come to church”? You know –Sunday brunch restaurant staff, hospitality staff, healthcare workers… The Grand Strand’s economy is based on weekend workers. How do we serve their needs? Simple! Church@Home. It’s a simple, Anglican, worship service that says “welcome home” to those with little to no connection to church so they can take a first step towards investigating, connecting, belonging, and then bringing others along… ----// How you can help \\----- We are growing this little experiment with equipment we already have but we could use some more cameras and gear. If you’re interested in helping, reach out to us through the link at the top or our facebook page and let us know. Also – you can donate to Church@Home through the donation page just put C@H in the memo: https://forms.ionanetwork.org/help