Two Rivers Church Updates: Also, See Video Below
Hey Church Family,
Blessings to each of you as we walk together through this temporary virus storm.
I am sending you a brief video message about the first of the seven miracles that John included in his Gospel. He said that Jesus did many, many miracles, but these seven signs or miracles were chosen by John, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that we would believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing, we may have life in His name. John 20:31.
The first miracle, or sign, in Chapter 2 of the Gospel of John is the Wedding of Cana, when Jesus turned gallons of ordinary water into gallons of the best wine. Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He is still willing and able to turn our ordinary lives, our ordinary marriages, our ordinary families into the best life, marriage and family that we could dream of having.
There is always enough of His wine – His joy, His life, His Holy Spirit – to fill what is empty in our lives and in the lives of our marriages and families. The miracle began when the mother of Jesus today Jesus, “They have no wine.” We are on the right path when we recognize and tell Jesus that we are empty – we need a refill of His life in us – that “we have no wine.”
Jesus responded by telling the servants to fill the empty stone waterpots with water (over 120 gallons of water!) and by His mighty power, the ordinary water was transformed into the best wine of the wedding celebration. John said that this wedding occurred on “the third day.” John reminds us that, on the third day, the day when Jesus rose from the dead, Easter Sunday – the ordinary is transformed into extraordinary by the person and power of the Risen Christ.
- Today, ask Jesus to fill any emptiness in your life and family with His life, His joy and His hope. Jesus promised that “everyone who asks receives.” (Matthew 7:8)
- Remember that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was not asking for herself but for others. She cared about the bride and groom and asked for the wine for THEM. Do you know anyone that is empty during this virus situation and in need of “new wine?” Ask the Lord to fill THEM with His life and love and presence.
- Remember to take time to pray and to read or listen to the Bible – the Word of God - everyday. His Word is life to us as we see and hear Jesus speaking to us. You can catch up with E-100 or you could spend time reading the seven miracles in the Gospel of John – asking the Lord to help you to see Jesus in a new way, so that your faith and trust in Him may continue to increase and grow stronger.
- Reach out to our Church office number or to one of the Elders if you need assistance or prayer. We love you and we are here for you.
- Join us online this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. so we can worship together as a Church Family.
For the King,
Two Rivers Church:Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – March 14, 2020
Two Rivers Family,
Earlier today, Pastor Carlos Ramirez announced to our church family in a short video that we posted on Social Media, that, based on a number of reasons, including that the Governor of Florida has requested that Floridians work with each other and cease large gatherings for the current time for the health and safety of all of our citizens, the Elders have decided that our Sunday morning church service tomorrow, March 15, 2020, will be ONLINE ONLY.
This announcement means that we will NOT be meeting “in person” in the Cooper City High School Auditorium in the morning – Sunday, March 15, 2020.
We will be meeting ONLINE tomorrow. Join us as we gather together – online at www.2rcfla.com as we live stream our morning service beginning at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.
We will be continuing our series – His Name is . . .
We will continue to focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is Faithful, He loves us and He is forever present with us.
Earlier today we also posted a short message from me about how we are in a war between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.
We remembered Mark 4 – when Jesus was asleep in the boat with his disciples in the midst of a storm after He had said – “let us go over to the other side.” We are blessed to have this true story of how the early disciples were faced with an unexpected storm, how they feared for their life, how they questioned whether the Lord really cared for them, how they woke up Jesus and how He quickly silenced the storm with His voice – and then challenged his disciples to grow in their faith!
We have seen this movie! Let us learn from their story and grow strong and confident in our faith and trust in Jesus as we ride through this temporary storm. Jesus Himself is with us and His Spirit dwells IN US. And just like in that true story, there are people in need of His love on the other side of this lake – and on the other side of this temporary storm.
Let us be ready with the love of Jesus, trusting in the Lord who loves and cares for us, to ALSO love and care for those in need on the “other side of this temporary storm.” We love you and look forward to joining you together in the morning online as we worship our Lord and King together.
For the King,
P.S. We have free online resources that we will be telling you about in a separate email for you and your family. Lifeway Kids is offering free Christian materials for families and children. Just download the Lifeway Kids app and there will be many materials and activities you may do with your children. They will only be offering this for a limited time to help families during this time.
In addition, Rightnow Media has online resources for personal Bible study which we will share with our Church family. You may download the app on your phone, or access this through an Apple TV, Firestick TV, or Roku. Two Rivers Church want to offer this to you as a free gift for being a part of our 2RC Family. Simply Click on the icon below to sign up for this incredible resource. This is a time to stay connected to the Lord and what better way to have resources for you and your family.
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