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    • As a church, our heart aches because of the tragic and senseless death of #GeorgeFloyd and for a community that is hurting and crying out for change. We see you. We love you. We grieve with you. George Floyd is our brother, created in the image of God. When a person’s life is disregarded, it goes against our God-given humanity and our calling from Christ to treat ALL people with compassion, mercy, and dignity. At Shepherd Church, we will continue to use our voice to call out the evil of racism and to beckon people toward compassion, justice, and reconciliation. 
If you’re wondering why this is so important, we encourage you to have a conversation with someone who has experienced racism and truly listen with an open heart. Pray for comfort, justice, peace, and wisdom. Ask questions and seek to understand. Read. Pursue unity. Listen, and pray some more. “All racism is hate directed towards someone created in the image of God. George Floyd could be your son. His life mattered. I pray for justice and comfort. But neither will allow him to breathe again.” - @dudleyrutherford
    • All racism is “hate” directed towards someone created in the image of God.  I preached this sermon two weeks before #georgefloyd was murdered.  I pray for justice and comfort.  But neither will allow him to breathe again.  #yourson #yourdaughter #alllivesmatter #hislifemattered #holocaust #auschwitz #georgefloyd
    • We salute ALL who served and ALL who serve.  Our freedoms came at a great sacrifice.  We promise NEVER to forget.  This was from last weekends sermon.  Pearl Harbor.  We have one more message in our “Sands of Time” series.  A very unique story next weekend that many of you have never heard the details.  Can’t wait to share!!!!
    • A little 33 mile loop getting the body and mind engaged to preach this weekend @shepherdchurch.  Join us Saturday at 6:00 pm or Sunday at 9:00 or 11:00 am.  A very very very very important topic and text!  #bible #cycling #faith #losangeles #cervelor5 #teamgreen #stayvisablestayalive
    • @cpr_shepherd_church.  CPR stands for Christ Powered Recovery.  Feel free to log on if you are needing help and encouragement in overcoming addictions.  #christlovesyou #cpr #christpoweredrecovery @shepherdchurch
    • A clip from last weekends sermon on the Underground Railroad and Ephesians 2.  @liftupjesustv #diversity #unity #togetherness #onefamily #family
    • So today was a BIG day.  50 days of not being able to hold the grandbabies because of being quarantined and today God opened the door via my daughter’s blessing.  #jiggyjayce and #babysimba we’re exactly what this #papacoach needed.  Life is fragile.  Don’t take anyone or anything for granted.  Praying these boys become mighty warriors for God and that they grow in grace and wisdom.  One of my prayers were answered today.  Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Turn your phone sideways and listen to this interview that just took place between me and @rickyjenkins of #southwestchurch in regards to race and out calling to build bridges.  #wecanmakeadifference #facebooklive #instagramlive @shepherdchurch #racialjustice
    • There is one thing that we can be assured of and that is God’s love NEVER fails.  Our nation has been brought to a standstill by something unseen and unknown.  During this time we have seen so many people living in fear and filled with all kinds of worry.  Have we forgotten the sermon from one week ago from Mark 4, that if Jesus is in the boat that you have nothing to fear? Have we forgotten the sermon from Easter that Jesus is undefeated? I personally hear and see so many people living without hope, living with anxiety and living as though their problem is greater than God’s ability to save them.  What is it that is bothering you?  What is the real source of your pain?  Your grievances?  Have you forgotten the grace that God has shown to you? The provision that God has given to you?  The mercy and kindness that God has washed over you?  Oh my dear friend.  God has not changed.  He is STILL on the throne.  He is large and in charge.  Lay your worries and your stress and your pain at his feet.  He has never forsaken you and he will be the last man standing.  Trust in Him.  Make him your Lord and King.  If so, whatever it is that’s worrying you will seem so small and petty in light of His grace upon you.  His love for you NEVER fails!  #grace #mercy #godslove #salvation #youhavenoproblemsthathecannotsolve #hiseyeisinthesparrow
    • Checking in on the Senator and he ends up quoting for memory all of John 14, 15 and 17.  #bible #memorization #meditation #pacman #peopleschampion #menwholoveGod @mannypacquiao @jinkeepacquiao @shepherdchurch @liftupjesustv

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Is Jesus in Your Boat?

In times of uncertainty, there is one thing that we can be assured of, and it is that God’s love never fails. Our nation has been brought to a standstill by something unseen and unknown. During this time, we have seen so many people living in fear and filled with all kinds of worry. I personally observe so many people living without hope, living with anxiety, and living as though their problem is greater than…

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During COVID-19, Fear is Contagious, Too—But There’s Hope!

By Pastor Dudley Rutherford In difficult and uncertain times like we’re experiencing right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with fear and worry. Fear often stems from a lack of trust in the Lord’s faithfulness, love, and ability to provide. If we trusted in these unwavering qualities of our ever-present God, we would never entertain a single fear. And yet, everyone in the world fears the exact same thing: losing. Think…

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