In light of the lock down in Zimbabwe and several other countries where we are, we are conducting our services online. In this regard all public services including Sunday Services are suspended from the 26th of March until further notice. This will apply to All HOD and Deacon Board meetings with more than ten members in attendance. The situation will be reviewed week on week and further guidance will be given as and when necessary.
So what can we do to remain connected and in fellowship during this time
A connected life
1. Connect with God everyday
Psa 86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Psa 86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Pro 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Luk 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
2. Connect with the word everyday
Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
Deu 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
Deu 11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Deu 11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
3. Connect with faith everyday
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
2Co 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2Sa 7:25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.
4. Connect with faith company everyday
Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Heb 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased
1Ti 6:18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate,
5. Connect through Giving Generously
2Co 8:1 My friends, we want you to know that the churches in Macedonia have shown others how kind God is.
2Co 8:2 Although they were going through hard times and were very poor, they were glad to give generously.
2Co 8:3 They gave as much as they could afford and even more, simply because they wanted to.
2Co 8:4 They even asked and begged us to let them have the joy of giving their money for God’s people.
2Co 8:5 And they did more than we had hoped. They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us, just as God wanted them to do.
2Co 8:6 Titus was the one who got you started doing this good thing, so we begged him to have you finish what you had begun.
Php 4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
Php 4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Php 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
6. Connect with Livestream ministry on Social Media
Livestream / video ministry will continue on Thursday and Sundays from the Senior Pastors. This will be from a secluded place with no public gathering.Other midweek video or live-streamed ministry will be developed and availed at scheduled times.
7. Connect with your Homegroup,Section or Team leader
Phm 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
Phm 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
Phm 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
May you remain strong, positive and focused on the Lord during this time.
2Ti 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Dr G Shana and Pastor MB Shana
Founders and Senior Pastors of Word of Life International Ministries