Choir: “It Would Take a Cross” and “He’s Alive!”
Additional Music: Handbells; Duet – Vocal; Duet – Harp & Cello; Solo – Nick, “Easter Song”
REASONABLE FAITH – THE CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION
William Lane Craig is one of the most renowned apologists (defenders of the Christian faith) on the planet. Here, Craig does a masterful job of reasonably defending the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
HOW CAN WE GET THROUGH THE WORST DAY OF OUR LIFE? THE ANSWER IS EASTER.
Watch this powerful video message by Rick Warren as he explains how “Easter” has given he & his family the reason to live life, despite his son taking his life one year ago.
REGULAR REHEARSALS THIS WEEK: 4/15-4/20
April 19 – Performance at Carillon
April 19 – Perform at 5pm Easter Service
April 20 – Perform in both AM worship services
“IT WOULD TAKE A CROSS” – MAY 11th; BOTH A.M. SERVICES (MOTHER’S DAY)
Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “….we preach Christ crucified, [which is] Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
Wed. night rehearsals continue to be held in the Worship Center to help us acclimate, musically, to the larger venue in which we’ll perform. 7:15pm.
Performances: We will perform the musical TWICE, just as we did with “The Story” last May: once in the 9:15am service, then again in the 10:45am service.
X-Tra Rehearsals: Plan on rehearsing the afternoon of Sunday, May 4th, from 3-5pm. And then, again, on Saturday morning, May 10th, from 10:30-Noon
BIBLE LEARNING SERIES: “When the Mormons Come Knocking”
May 4th; 5pm; BHBC Worship Center; teacher, Nick Watts; One session only.
We’ll learn THREE KEY QUESTIONS to ask when engaging in conversation with people representing any “faith-belief system” other than biblical Christianity.
Wanting to do some additional study for this upcoming class, I waived down two Mormon Missionaries last week. All I wanted to do was visit with them about what Mormons truly believe. I figured, if anyone “knew their stuff,” it would be Mormon Missionaries. I will share what my new Mormon friends told me at our class on May 4th.
HYMNS: THE SONGS THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY (And I Couldn’t be happier)
It thrills me when I run across blogs that state a new generation is learning for themselves why hymns are so powerful, and that these “personal testimonies put to music” will never go out of style.
THE BIBLE & ITS DECREASING INFLUENCE ON NORTH AMERICANS
When I read statistics telling me that church attendance nationwide is decreasing it saddens me. But, based on this blog, it shouldn’t surprise anyone. Paul wrote that “Faith comes from hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17) So, if the Bible (the word of Christ) is not only not being read, but increasingly disrespected, the only outcome is a generation becoming more and more indifferent about God.
APOLOGETICS – HOW CAN WE KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL?
We get our word “apologetics” from the Greek word (“apologia”) Peter uses for “giving a defense” in 1 Peter 3:15.
The evidence of God’s existence is overwhelming. Here’s just one piece of evidence.
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
This week’s “laughter” comes from my good friend Beverly McBeath. A couple of weeks ago she sent me a list of puns. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
2) Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
3) How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
4) I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
5) Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.
6) Energizer bunny arrested: Charged with battery.
GRACE NOTES: “Where Was Jesus When My Son Took His Life?”
God decided only this past Sunday morning to give me powerful insight into the answer to this question. Like Rick Warren said, “The answer is Easter.” Click the link below to read what God showed me.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick