The Antioch Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ is a Bible-based, New Testament Church, rooted and grounded in the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are a New Testament Church because our salvation, hope, and eternal life came through the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Church was established before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), annunciated during Christ’s ministry on earth (Matthew 16:16), an inaugurated at Pentecost (Act 2)
As Christ commanded the Church to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever he commanded, we are sent to all the world to spread the gospel and baptize believers in water by immersion, and observe the full communion-taking the bread (the broken body of Christ), the cup of the fruit of the vine (the blood of Christ), and footwashing (the service and humility of Christ).
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
As we begin, let’s start with prayer. Let’s pray throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. Public health emergencies like the COVID-19 can cause fear and anxiety. Prepare, but don’t panic. This passage reminds us that, in every situation, our prayers ground us in God’s peace. We step forward with faith: God is with us as we seek protection and discern how best to love our neighbors.