Each day (or close to it!) during this COVID-19 crisis, we’re trying to have our staff and members share words of encouragement. You can watch each of them below:

May 10

Daily Dose of Encouragement – May 10

Today's dose of encouragement is a unique one. With it being Mother's Day, Pastor Marc shares words of blessing for mothers who find themselves in different seasons or situations. They are written out below:..* For the Expectant Mother: May the miracle of the life that has begun within you deepen your sense of awe and wonder before God. May the love that you feel for your child well before its birth remind you that our Heavenly Father loved you before you existed at all.* For the New Mother: May the Lord use your infant’s absolute dependence on you to remind you of your absolute dependence upon Him. And may your sacrificial service of your baby point you to our Savior who selflessly and sacrificially laid down His life for your sake.* For the Single Mother: May the Lord remind you that you are never truly alone in your parenting. May the Spirit who lives within you give you a double portion of wisdom and grace toward your children, and may our Heavenly Father provide your children with spiritual fathers in the church.* For the Bereaved Mother: May the God of all comfort comfort you today. In your grief and sorrow, may you draw near to our Heavenly Father, who knows the pain of seeing a child die, but who also has the power to make your child rise again one day.* For the Weary Mother: As your responsibilities mount and your energy wains, may the Lord remind you that He does not tire or sleep. May your limitations and weaknesses not embarrass or frustrate you, but press you to prayer and become an opportunity for Christ’s strength to be displayed.* For the Waiting Mother: May the Lord sustain your faith in the midst of your waiting. As you cry out to Him and long for the good gift of children, may God give you grace to trust Him. And even as you long to hold a child of your own in your arms, may you remember that God holds you in His.* For the Heartbroken Mother: May you recall that the same God who gave your child physical life can give spiritual life as well. May you not lose heart in praying for them and calling them back to the gospel you’ve taught them since their youth.* For the Regretful Mother: May the Lord remind you that your children need a model of confession and repentance, not of perfection. Only one can provide that, and it’s not you. May you rejoice today that your sins are forgiven in Christ, and that our God can redeem what’s been broken and restore what’s been squandered.* For the Empty Nest Mother: May the Lord remind you that your children are not keepsakes to hold onto, but arrows to shoot out into the world. Yet as you miss the daily responsibilities of mothering, may you take your children before God’s throne now more than ever, and may you find spiritual children in whom you can invest.* For the Grandmother: May you revel in God’s kindness to allow you see another generation rise up. May He give you a grand vision for these young ones—teaching you to serve them more than you spoil them, helping you to delight more in teaching them truth than in giving them toys.* For the Elderly Mother: May those around you see your gray hair as a crown of wisdom and your wrinkles as evidence of maturity and experience that should be respected. As you draw nearer to the end of your earthly race, may you delight to remember that being a mother is a long, but temporary assignment; being a daughter of God is an eternal one. May the Lord give you strength to press on until you enter glory!

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Sunday, May 10, 2020

May 8

Daily Dose of Encouragement – May 8

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Melissa Matthews, who shares about some practical ways that she tries to de vigilant in pursuing Jesus and doing the hard work of fighting against sin.

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Friday, May 8, 2020

May 5

Daily Dose of Encouragement – May 5

Today's encouragement comes from Pastor Larry. He shares from Revelation 4:1-2. When it feels like things are out of *our* control, we must remember that they are not out of *God's* control. The throne of heaven is occupied!"After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.' At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne."

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 2

Daily Dose of Encouragement – May 2

Today's encouragement comes from Pastor Marc, as he shares from James 4:8 about a verse which provides a simple but powerful promise from God to us as His people."Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you."

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Saturday, May 2, 2020

April 29
A letter from Andy and Sara Royer: CCC LETTER

April 28

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 28

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member Melissa Kreis, who shares from Psalm 33:18-22"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you."

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 27

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 27

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member Matt Harmon. He shares truths from John 14–that Jesus is preparing a place for us, that He has given us His Spirit, and that He has given us His peace."Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." -John 14:27

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 25

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 25

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member, Kate Harmon, who shares from 2 Samuel 22:1-25 (what we learn about ourselves as human beings, and we learn about the character of God). Sweet truths in that text!"In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called.From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears." (v. 7)

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 24

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 24

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member (and elder candidate!) Josh Topel, who shares from Luke 12, about what fuels our fears–and what relieves them."Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." -Luke 12:32

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Friday, April 24, 2020

April 22

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 22

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member Tim Witte, who shares from Psalm 16 about God's provision and the importance of remembering that in times like these."The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."-Psalm 16:5-6

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

April 21

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 21

Today's encouragement is from CCC member Gabe Tribbett. He shares from Matthew 8–about Jesus' calming of the story sea, and the peace that comes from His presence."And the men marveled, saying, 'What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?'" -Matthew 8:27

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, April 20, 2020

April 20

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 20

Today's encouragement comes from CCC member John Sloat. He shares about the place of lament in the life of a Christian, and how he's had to grieve the loss of important experiences during this crisis. His words are timely, biblical, personal, and edifying."But you, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures to all generations.Why do you forget us forever, why do you forsake us for so many days?Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old—unless you have utterly rejected us, and you remain exceedingly angry with us."-Lamentations 5:19-22

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, April 20, 2020

April 18

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 18

Today's dose comes from Pastor Marc. He shares from Ephesians 2:8-10 about viewing ourselves as the workmanship of God–and realizing that God prepared *in advance* all the good works that He would have us to do."For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, *which God prepared beforehand,* that we should walk in them." -Ephesians 2:10

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 15

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 15

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Pastor Marc. Sometimes God shows His grace by sustaining us through our suffering, not just by removing it from us."For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." -2 Corinthians 12:10

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

April 14

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 14

Today's dose of encouragement comes from deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, from the Joneses–where they they doing the long, difficult, and glorious work of making the gospel known among the Pei tribe, and where they are at an EXCITING stage of that process."The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." -2 Peter 3:9

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

April 13

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 13

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Omar and Norma Soto, who are serving in Oaxaca, Mexico."Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" -Psalm 34:8

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Saturday, April 11, 2020

April 6

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 6

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Marcos Navarro. He shares from Psalm 23–set to music!"The Lord is my shepherd."(And it's his birthday!)

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April 4

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 4

Today's dose of encouragement is from our Student Ministries Director Jake Osborn. "Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." -Hebrews 12:28-29

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April 3

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 3

Today's dose of encouragement is from André and Sara Royer, serving with Ethnos360, training tribal church planters."So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." -Psalm 90:12"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." -Psalm 121:1-2

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 2

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Pastor Larry. "Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all." -Matthew 6:31-32Your heavenly Father knows!

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, March 30, 2020

April 1

Daily Dose of Encouragement – April 1

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Jared Hood, serving in Tanzania."Have you not known? Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength."-Isaiah 40:28-29In times where we "faint" or "have no might," may we look to our God, who does not faint or grow weary, and whose understanding no one can fathom.

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, March 30, 2020

March 31

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 31

Today's dose of encouragement comes from Pastor Tom. Hebrews 11:16 – "But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city."As our cities are hurting, may we long for the heavenly city–where Jesus already is, and where someday we, as His people, will be with Him.

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, March 30, 2020

March 30

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 30

Today's dose of encouragement is from Jordan and Tirza Cone, CCC'ers serving in Cameroon."He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'” -Psalm 91:1-2Blessings as you all begin your week, wherever you find yourself in this world.

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Monday, March 30, 2020

March 28

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 28

Today's Daily Dose of Encouragement is from our Director of Children's Ministry, Jordan Weddle. He takes time to share from Psalm 100:5 and from a children's book called "The Moon is Always Round." Its message is one that is helpful for people of all ages though!"For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations." -Psalm 100:5If you'd be interested in purchasing the book he references, you can find it at https://www.wtsbooks.com/products/the-moon-is-always-round-9781645070276/

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Friday, March 27, 2020

March 27

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 27

Today's Daily Dose of Encouragement comes from Steve Henry."Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."-Isaiah 43:1b-2

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Friday, March 27, 2020

March 26

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 26

Today's daily dose of encouragement comes from Pastor Rod.May we all "cast our anxieties on Him, because He cares for us."

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March 25

Daily Dose of Encouragement – March 25

Here's a short message from Pastor Marc for today.It's the first of what will be many in the days ahead, from our staff members and others we've sent out around the world. Each day we'll share a short passage and a few encouragements to help you press on through this "Shelter in Place.""Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God."-Psalm 42:11

Posted by Christ's Covenant Church on Wednesday, March 25, 2020