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MUSIC NOTES: 6.28.16

Collection of hundreds of Free Motivational Quotes from all over the world.

 

THIS SUNDAY, 7/3

Choir:   No Choir
Preacher: Jason

 

NO CHOIR IN JULY

We’re taking a “Sabbath” during the month of July.  We’ll start up again in August.

 

WHAT WAS THE CRUCIFIXION LIKE?

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Dr. Mike Licona is one of my professors at HBU and a renowned apologist for the Christian faith. This video is an excellent and responsible presentation of Christ’s crucifixion. It is 45 minutes long, so you’d need to set aside time in the event that you’d like to watch it. Nick  Watch the video here.

 

MESSY SPIRITUALITY

“Look at the Bible. Its pages overflow with messy (sinful) people. The biblical writers did not edit out the flaws of its heroes…Jesus is not repelled by us, no matter how messy we are… When we recognize that Jesus is not discouraged by our humanity, is not turned off by our messiness, and simply doggedly pursues us in the face of it all, what else can we do but give in to his outrageous, indiscriminate love?” Mike Yaconelli, “Messy Spirituality”

 

TRUST IN YOU  (Great Song)

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“God is not a blurry power living somewhere in the sky, not an abstraction like the Greeks proposed, not a sensual super-human like the Romans worshiped, and definitely not the absentee watchmaker of the Deists. God is *personal*. He enters into people’s lives, messes with families, shows up in unexpected places, chooses unlikely leaders, calls people to account. Most of all, God loves.” (Philip Yancey, “The Bible Jesus Read”)

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

Oxymorons:

Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

Why do we sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” when we are already there?

Why are “wise man” and “wise guy” opposites?

Why is “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds?

How come “abbreviated” is such a long word?

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Then Satan Stood Against Israel”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 6.21.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 6/26

Choir:   This Is Amazing Grace
Preacher:  Truman (early service); Jim (late service)

 

NO CHOIR IN JULY

We’re taking a “Sabbath” during the month of July.  We’ll start up again in August.

 

Lewis’ “Trilemma”

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“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about [Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ This is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

“You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up as a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

C.S. Lewis, “Mere Christianity”

 

Three Biblical Temples

“Three temples appear in the Bible… The first temple was a magnificent structure built by Solomon and rebuilt by Herod. The second was the ‘temple/body’ of Jesus (‘Destroy it’, he said, ‘and I will raise it again in three days.’) And now a third temple has taken shape, fashioned out of individual human beings. (‘Don’t you know that you yourself are God’s temple,’ Paul wrote, ‘and that God’s spirit lives in you?’)” Philip Yancey

 

TALKING TO GOD…

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“the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” (Exodus 33:11)

Learning to pray use to terrify me as a kid. Then a friend showed me this verse. Talk to God like he’s your best friend. A.W. Tozer once said, “The key to prayer is simply praying.”  Nick

 

JUST SO YOU KNOW:  Alien Contact Only 1500 years away

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Read the FOX News article here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to [either heaven or hell.]” C.S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory” – (Translation: we are always influencing someone.)

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

“If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?”  Steven Wright

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Called to….Suffer?”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 6.14.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 6/19 (FATHER’S DAY)

Choir:   Just Over in Gloryland
Preacher: Jason

 

PASCAL’S WAGER

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Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662

To read my most recent article published in the June edition of the Lubbock Metro Leader Newspaper, Click here.

 

 

VBS KICK-OFF WAS A TOTAL SUCCESS!

At the conclusion of the VBS Kick-Off at TX Water Rampage this past Sunday evening, we baptized three people.  Here, I am baptizing 8-year-old Micah Short.

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DID JESUS EXIST?  (Even Dr. Bart Ehrman believes Jesus exited.)

“Every week I receive two or three emails asking me whether Jesus existed as a human being… The reality is that whatever else you may think about Jesus, he certainly did exist… The view that Jesus existed is held by virtually every expert on the planet.” Dr. Bart Ehrman; “agnostic with atheistic leanings”; Professor of Religious Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill.

 

WHAT DIFFERENCE DID JESUS MAKE?

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“Both for God and for us, he made possible an intimacy that had never before existed. In the Old Testament, Israelites who touched the sacred Ark of the Covenant fell down dead; but people who touched Jesus, the Son of God in flesh, came away healed. To Jews who would not pronounce or even spell out the letters in God’s name, Jesus taught a new way of addressing God: ‘Abba’, or ‘Daddy’. In Jesus, God came close.” Philip Yancey

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)

 

THE FAITH OF DARWINIAN EVOLUTIONISTS

Never forget: Christianity requires faith, but so does Darwinian evolution.

“Evolution itself is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed or…can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true; but because the only alternative, Special Creation, is clearly incredible.” C.S. Lewis quoting D.M.S. Watson in Lewis’ “The Weight of Glory”. Dr. Watson was the Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College, London from 1921 to 1951.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“As God is exalted to the right place in our lives, a thousand problems are solved all at once.” AW Tozer

“The church is…but a section of humanity in which Christ has really taken form.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

“If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”  Steven Wright

 

GRACE NOTES:  “The Single Greatest Cause of Atheism”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 6.7.16

Know the truth

 

THIS SUNDAY, 6/12

Choir:   NO CHOIR (the Choir Loft will be blocked off due to the VBS Set that will be onstage.)
Preacher: Jason

 

NEXT BIG THING:  VBS!  (begins this coming Sunday, June12)

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Sunday evening, from 6:30-8:30, everyone is invited to TEXAS WATER RAMPAGE for the VBS Kick-Off!  (For those needing to be baptized there will also be a “Take the Plunge”.)

 

SUICIDE & MENTAL ILLNESS

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This Fall, I will teach a one-evening class entitled, “My Invisible Disease: What Christians Must Understand about Suicide and Mental Health”.

I ran across this article on the topic last week. Thought it was good enough to share…  Read the article here.

 

 

 THE SAME POWER

I love this song…

“I (Paul) also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:19-20

 

 

ON THE IMPROBABILITY OF DARWINIAN EVOLUTION…

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“There is no coherent account of a naturalistic origin of life. Indeed, the chemistry on which life is based, apart from any real teleology, resists the formation of the individual biomacromolecules necessary for life, to say nothing of bringing them all together in a cell.” William Dembski, Ph.D. in Mathematics & Philosophy

 

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

Moses….

“For the first forty years of Moses’ life, Moses thought he was a ‘somebody.’ For the next forty years, Moses’ felt as though he was a ‘nobody.’ For the final forty years of his life, Moses discovered what God can do with a ‘nobody.” Chuck Swindoll

 

 Faith

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have film.”  Steven Wright

 

GRACE NOTES:  “An Unsettling Picture of Jesus”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

Job 36-11

 

THIS SUNDAY, 6/25

Choir:  The Love of God
Preacher: Jim

 

100 VOICES of GOSPEL

Check this out.  You will LOVE it.

 

Fear Not…

“When you go out to war against…an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God is with you,…Let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic…, for the LORD your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies…” (Deuteronomy 20:1-4)

 

 Two Huge Lies

 

KLOVE.com

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Did you know you can listen to KLOVE Christian Radio online?  Check out their web site here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“I believe the time is coming when we will not be able to take our Christianity as casually as we do now.” AW Tozer

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.”  Steven Wright

 

BIG CHANGES FOR WED. NIGHTS in the FALL

As I mentioned this past Wed. night during rehearsal, Jason would like me to co-teach with him on Wed. nights.  What this means is that both, Praise Team rehearsal and Adult Choir rehearsal will experience a change in scheduling.  Beginning in September, the Praise Team has already agreed to move their rehearsals to Thursday evenings.   Also, beginning in September, Adult Choir will be moved to 5:30pm on Wed. evenings.  Below is what the Wed. & Thur. Evening Schedule will look like beginning in the Fall:

 

WEDNESDAY:

5:30pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal

6pm – dessert fellowship in COMMONS

6:30pm – classes begin (Jason & Nick will co-teach a large group, while other “break-out” classes will be meeting as well.

7:45pm – Dismiss

THURSDAY:  6pm – Praise Team Rehearsal in Worship Center

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE NOW IN EFFECT!

We, presently, are NOT having mid-week rehearsal.  There are also no mid-week Adult activities.  That means we’ll show up a little earlier on Sunday mornings – 8:45am – to have some time to rehearse and sing that morning.  We’ve done this in the past during the summer months and it has worked out very well.

 

GRACE NOTES:  “The Science of God”

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Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 5.24.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 5/29 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Choir:  All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Preacher: Jason

 

Got Questions?

I’ve shared this web site once before.  But it’s been a while.  Do you – or your friends & family – have questions about the Bible, Christianity, spiritual things?  This is a great resource.

Access the site here.  

 

Newest book on Intelligent Design releases July 12.

ID 

 

THE FAITH OF NBA STAR, STEPH CURRY:

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Steph Curry is the star of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (they are presently in the NBA semi-finals.)  Curry is a Christian.  Here is a good article on the young man.

Read the article here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

 Harvard Prof

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

Top Ten Signs You’re In for a Long Sermon  (Part 3 of 3)

  1. When the preacher brings in his notes he rolls in a filing cabinet.
  2. The choir loft is furnished with La-Z-Boys.
  3. Instead of taking off his watch and laying it on the pulpit, the preacher turns up a four-foot hour glass.
  4. The preacher says, “You’ll be out in time to watch the Super Bowl.” (And it’s only November.)

 

BIG CHANGES FOR WED. NIGHTS in the FALL

As I mentioned this past Wed. night during rehearsal, Jason would like me to co-teach with him on Wed. nights.  What this means is that both, Praise Team rehearsal and Adult Choir rehearsal will experience a change in scheduling.  Beginning in September, the Praise Team has already agreed to move their rehearsals to Thursday evenings.   Also, beginning in September, Adult Choir will be moved to 5:30pm on Wed. evenings.  Below is what the Wed. & Thur. Evening Schedule will look like beginning in the Fall:

WEDNESDAY:

5:30pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal

6pm – dessert fellowship in COMMONS

6:30pm – classes begin (Jason & Nick will co-teach a large group, while other “break-out” classes will be meeting as well.

7:45pm – Dismiss

THURSDAY:  6pm – Praise Team Rehearsal in Worship Center

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE NOW IN EFFECT!

We, presently, are NOT having mid-week rehearsal.  There are also no mid-week Adult activities.  That means we’ll show up a little earlier on Sunday mornings – 8:45am – to have some time to rehearse and sing that morning.  We’ve done this in the past during the summer months and it has worked out very well.

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Bitter or Better: It’s a Choice”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 5.17.16

THIS SUNDAY, 5/15

Choir:  Because We Believe
Preacher: Early Service, Jim; Late Service, Mike

 

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BIG CHANGES FOR WED. NIGHTS in the FALL

As I mentioned this past Wed. night during rehearsal, Jason would like me to co-teach with him on Wed. nights.  What this means is that both, Praise Team rehearsal and Adult Choir rehearsal will experience a change in scheduling.  Beginning in September, the Praise Team has already agreed to move their rehearsals to Thursday evenings.   Also, beginning in September, Adult Choir will be moved to 5:30pm on Wed. evenings.  Below is what the Wed. & Thur. Evening Schedule will look like beginning in the Fall:

WEDNESDAY:

5:30pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal

6pm – dessert fellowship in COMMONS

6:30pm – classes begin (Jason & Nick will co-teach a large group, while other “break-out” classes will be meeting as well.

7:45pm – Dismiss

THURSDAY:  6pm – Praise Team Rehearsal in Worship Center

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS THIS WEEK

This Wed., May 18th, will be NOT have mid-week rehearsal.  There are also no mid-week Adult activities beginning May 18th.  That means we’ll show up a little earlier on Sunday mornings – 8:45am – to have some time to rehearse and sing that morning.  We’ve done this in the past during the summer months and it has worked out very well.

 

WHO CHOSE THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, AND WHY?

Good question.  Check out the answer here.

 

HALF-WAY THERE!

Just finished my last two papers due for the semester en route to the Master of Arts in Apologetics from HBU! This semester was HARD. 18 hours down; 18 to go.

HBU

 

HOW TO QUIT A JOB (This is hilarious)

 

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

 Veritas - Phillips

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

Top Ten Signs You’re In for a Long Sermon

  1. The preacher has brought a snack to the pulpit.
  2. The preacher breaks for an intermission.
  3. The bulletins have pizza-delivery menus.

(To be concluded next week….:))

 

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Better Than Kevlar”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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