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Pastor's Notes

How To Cope At The End Of Your Rope

No one really wants to be mastered by his or her circumstances. There might be something staring us down, seeking to overcome us. But while we might not be able to change our circumstances we certainly don’t need them to control us. Nonetheless, we still experience stress. Stress is something everyone who is living will always experience, and experience often.

Today, people are dealing with more stress than usual. Someone recently said, “I’m not turning my clock back one hour on November 1 because, seriously, none of us needs another hour of 2020.” It’s been a stressful year to say the least, and unfortunately, it’s not over yet.

Elijah was God’s spokesperson. Not only that, he was God’s hero. He had just confronted the King of Israel with a startling message from God. At risk to his own life, he faithfully delivered that message. Shortly afterwards, he squared off with 850 false preachers and prophets. But when he heard the threatening of one lone person, he felt compelled to run for his life. In an instant, Elijah went from being fearless to being fearful. Instead of fighting he took flight! You can read the fascinating story in 1 Kings, chapters 18 and 19.

Elijah didn’t cope very well with this situation, and we have to admit, when it comes to certain stressful moments, we don’t always cope very well either. Now some seem to manage them better than others...
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Pastor Chris's devotional was taken from a message he shared with the church by the same title. To watch the full message, click here.


Family Life Sabbath Slide 492x336 8-20
It's come and gone, but it was a good day. You'll want to get Pastor Thompson's message, "The Family of God." He offered a potpourri of biblical advice for the married, for the single, and for parents. To watch or listen to the message, click here. You'll be blessed!
Mid-Week Bible Study Steve Wohlberg Slide 492x336 9-20
We resume our mid-week studies this week. We're delighted to have Pastor Steve Wohlberg join us Tuesday, Sept. 15 as he shares about "Pandemic, Government, Constitution, Freedom." A very timely message as he explores what recent governmental overreach might mean prophetically. Join us at facebook.com/sacramentocentral or Zoom (Meeting ID: 817 2316 6069).
Made-To-Move Day Slide 492x336 9-20
With over 650 named skeletal muscles in the human body, it is clear that we were Made to Move! This emphasis is about challenging yourself to do just a bit more than you may do otherwise. With daily activities and inspirational thoughts, you'll be encouraged to not give up on this mini battle against gravity and inertia. Recommended daily schedules are available here!
Mid Week Bible Studies Eric Walsh Slide 492x336 9-20
We're delighted to have Dr. Eric Walsh join us Tuesday, Sept. 22 as he shares about "Praying in Pandemic." Have you seen your prayer life wane over the past few months? Not sure what to pray about right now? Join us at facebook.com/sacramentocentral or Zoom (Meeting ID: 817 2316 6069). You don't want to miss this.
Light Sacramento Slide 9-20 492x336
We're back! Join us September 26 between 1:30 and 2 PM as we prepare to go (and safely) Light Sacramento! “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). “Carry the word to every man’s door” (R&H July 10, 1883). See you there!
Mid Week Bible Study Dr. Z Slide 492x336 9-20
We're delighted to have Dr. Dojcin Zivadinovic join us Tuesday, Sept. 29 as he shares about "Prenatal Sanctification." It's not what you think. He'll be talking about the effective ministry of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life as relates to the last-days. Join us at facebook.com/sacramentocentral or Zoom (Meeting ID: 817 2316 6069). You'll be encouraged.

Bits & Pieces

Handling Anxiety & Stress

What does Dr. Neil Nedley have to say about how to handle anxiety, stress, and fear? Since the entrance of CV-19, there's been a rise in cases of anxiety-related disorders. Are there some basic, biblical things we can do to manage stress? WATCH this engaging presentation to take away some practical tips to help you and find hope in the midst of stress.

Coping With Stress

How did Jesus combat stress and are there healthy ways of coping with stress today? The Bible reveals that the Great Physician has a divine prescription for stress that will help you successfully negotiate this stress-filled world! Join Pastor John Bradshaw and Dr. David DeRose as they discuss God's counsel for coping with stress. WATCH here.

Monthly Manna

I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." - Psalm 118:13, 14 (NIV)
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