Carmelo Caparros
Mar 22, 2020

At this time of the COVID-19 virus, I have decided to temporarily break off from my series on the Sermon on the Mount. When we decided to cancel the services for the safety of our members and to be part of the solution to the COVID-19 outbreak, there were some critics who saw this as a LACK of FAITH. There was definitely NO LACK of FAITH in that decision and most definitely there was NO LACK of WISDOM there. Mass gatherings have the dangerous potential of spreading the virus by the hundreds and by the thousands in a matter of days.

Sadly, some Christians are WANTING to TEST God by presumptuously defying clear government and medical guidelines to mitigate the quick spread of this virus. Today, I want to address this issue by sharing to you my thoughts on this:

1. CREDIBLE TESTIMONIES of HEALING backed up by MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION
2. SHOULD WE EXPECT SUPERNATURAL HEALING ALL THE TIME?
3. WHAT JAMES SAYS ABOUT HEALING?
4. IS GOD OPPOSED TO MEDICINE?

My main goal in this sermon is to prevent presumptuous actions. Doing so might present serious problems for us as individuals and our community as well.
Example: Two Korean girls who drowned
Let us act in both FAITH and WISDOM. Let this also be a time of SELF REFLECTION. Is it healing that God wants at this time or is it REPENTANCE?