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A lot of questions come up when it comes to what the Church and Christians should be doing and not doing during the Coronavirus pandemic. In this study, we look at the Bible to find support for the positions being offered, expose tome false views being pushed around on social media, and ask ourselves certain question so we can be ambassadors for Christ during this time. tsflife.com

While this video podcast serves as a wrap up for our mental health series; it also is a great study for anyone going through any struggle (including navigating the coronavirus situation in our world today). tsflife.com

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Should Christians pass around the posts about self proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne “predicting” the coronavirus in 2020?
 
I have been seeing several Christians (many close friends whom I love) sharing this post. Can I ask you to reconsider?
 
First, the prediction is vague on purpose and doesn’t really match up to the coronavirus. It did not appear suddenly. It followed the normal timelines of a virus. It didn’t (at least yet) disappear suddenly. It’s not a severe pneumonia like illness. 80% of those who get it will have more mild symptoms and will recover (though it can lead to pneumonia in some).
 
That all said, even if the numbers I looked up were wrong, she’s still a psychic. She’s not a prophet. Many…. many… of her predictions are wrong. Even if she got this 100% right, as I have said in other places… even a blind dog finds a bone every once in awhile. God’s revelation does not have error so what’s is the source of these predictions?
 
But here’s the main reason we should not share this around. We (as Christians) need to be pushing out light, hope, and love through Jesus Christ during this time of panic. That doesn’t mean everything you post has to have a Bible verse on it but it shouldn’t go against the Bible either.
 
For example….
 
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19: 31
 
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4: 1
 
Some random thoughts to consider.
 
Pastor Tom Hypes
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The Shepherd’s Fellowship is spending eight weeks in a sermon series on mental health challenges. We desire to be a community where people don’t have to wear masks in any area of struggle and be loved and encouraged by others who are really doing life with us.

In this edition, we explore what it’s like to live with depression. This includes teaching from Pastor Tom Hypes and Monica Whaley.

This study also includes a 13 minute documentary video from Silent Images including testimonies from people living with PTSD. We thank them for their permission to use their video series in our podcasts.

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The Shepherd’s Fellowship is spending eight weeks in a sermon series on mental health challenges. We desire to be a community where people don’t have to wear masks in any area of struggle and be loved and encouraged by others who are really doing life with us.

In this edition, we explore what it’s like to live with PTSD.

This study also includes a 25 minute documentary video from Silent Images including testimonies from people living with PTSD. We thank them for their permission to use their video series in our podcasts.

tsflife.com

The Shepherd’s Fellowship is spending eight weeks in a sermon series on mental health challenges. We desire to be a community where people don’t have to wear masks in any area of struggle and be loved and encouraged by others who are really doing life with us. In this edition, we explore what it’s like to live with an eating disorder. This study also includes a 15 minute documentary video from Silent Images including testimonies from people living with an eating disorder. We thank them for their permission to use their video series in our podcasts. tsflife.com

The Shepherd’s Fellowship is spending eight weeks in a sermon series on mental health challenges. We desire to be a community where people don’t have to wear masks in any area of struggle and be loved and encouraged by others who are really doing life with us.

In this edition, we explore what it’s like to live with bi-polar disorder.

This study also includes a 15 minute documentary video from Silent Images including testimonies from people living with bi-polar disorder. We thank them for their permission to use their video series in our podcasts.

tsflife.com