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According to the news, this upcoming week is suppose to be the worst when it comes to complications from the COVID-19 virus. That leaves many afraid, anxious, and struggling.

At the same time, next week is Holy Week. The last week in the life of Christ. The worst week in the life of Christ.

Are there things in His life that He tapped into that can encourage us in a very real way during this time with the virus? Is there things He tapped into that can help us with a struggling marriage, financial lost, or any number of “worst week” issues many of us are dealing with?

The answer is YES! Join us for this study while we look at six things Jesus did that you can do now to help you through overwhelming situations.

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Sadly, we often hear about how people have pulled away from church due to hurtful experiences in their past. Whenever you have community, rather a church or motorcycle club, it gets messy sometimes.

But what about when it’s the pastor or one of the church leaders that are hurting people? In this study, we will be looking at the problem of bad pastors, bad leaders, what the Bible has to say about it, and how to address it.

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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