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MUSIC NOTES: 5.27.14

THANK YOU, JERRY JOPLIN

I’ve always loved Jerry. But words cannot convey what he has meant to me & my family this past year following the death of my son. I will miss serving every day with Jerry, however all of us pastors know this: God calls us by assignment. And when God’s present assignment is completed, we absolutely must be prepared to accept the next one. Jerry’s final Sunday to preach here at BHBC, as our Sr. Pastor, is June 8th. Let’s FILL the church! Due to scheduling conflicts, a church-wide reception will be held two weeks later for the Joplin’s on Sunday, June 22nd.

 

THIS SUNDAY, 6/1

Choir: “It Would Take a Cross”
Preacher: Jerry Joplin

 

YES! CHOIR REHEARSAL THIS WED, 5/28 – IN BERGSTROM HALL; 7:15pm

 

MEMORIAL DAY – REWIND

Just in case you missed this powerful video I showed this past Sunday in both worship services…..

 

CHRIST & CHRISTIANITY

It’s been my personal observation that many people make the mistake of basing their understanding of Christianity on the actions of Christians. This will always give a flawed picture of Christianity – because mankind is flawed. Make certain to base your understanding of Christianity not on Christians, but on Christ. Look at the evidence, yourself. You decided if Jesus was truly who He said He was.

Three very good sources (aside from the Bible, itself) are written by Josh McDowell, Lee Strobel, and C.S. Lewis, all former atheists: McDowell’s “More Than a Carpenter”, Strobel’s “The Case for Christ,” and Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.”

 

GREAT BLOG – “Are We Headed for a Crash? Reflections on the Current State of  (Christian Musical) Worship”

Been preaching this for about 14 years now. The blogger is spot-on (my opinion, as a vocational worship/music pastor.) No judgmental spirit here. Just a good word of caution, based on honest observation. More like a “warning light” on the dash of a car. Solid food-for-thought.

http://worthilymagnify.com/2014/05/19/crash/

 

FOR ANIMAL LOVERS EVERYWHERE

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“What’s another word for ‘Thesaurus”? Steven Wright

 

GRACE NOTES: “As I Sat On That Jury, This Is What God Was Telling Me”

http://nickwattssoulfood.com/2014/05/21/as-i-sat-on-that-jury-this-is-what-god-was-telling-me/

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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MUSIC NOTES: 5.20.14

THIS SUNDAY, 5/28 – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

NO CHOIR – Most of our folks are on the Sr. Adult Trip to Mt. Rushmore. They return Sunday evening.

 

NO CHOIR REHEARSAL THIS WED, 5/21 (for reason, see above)

 

GOD IS NOT DEAD YET

Outstanding article by Dr. William Lane Craig. Don’t miss the final section, “Why Bother?”

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/god-is-not-dead-yet

 

FRED THOMPSON – ON A MISSION

A man who knows a little about Hollywood & politics. This brief blog will inspire you.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/05/19/fred-thompson-talks-hollywood-and-politics-latest-film-works-to-raise-money-for/?intcmp=latestnews

 

SHE WILL BE HANGED SIMPLY FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN

Christian persecution is alive & well all over this world

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pregnant-christian-woman-sudan-sentenced-death-apostasy-n105961

 

DARWINIAN EVOLUTION & EDUCATION

Strong (brief) argument for creationism, particularly in the human body.

http://magazine.biola.edu/article/14-winter/does-darwinian-evolution-actually-undermine-educat/

 

HE CAME, HE SAW, HE PLAYED (Boy, did he play)

I listen to a lot of boogie-woogie. This, without question, is one of my all-time favorites. Enjoy.

http://www.upvines.net/he-noticed-a-public-piano-then-he-blew-the-whole-train-station-away-you-gotta-see-this/#

 

THIS LOOKS REAL

For all you Michael Jackson fans, behold the power of modern technology.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/18/michael-jackson-performance-apparently-looks-so-real-that-audience-members-get-emotional/

 

NORTH AMERICAN CULTURE & THE FIRST AMENDMENT (Cal Thomas)

Thomas, once again, nails it.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/05/16/cultural-double-standard-michael-sam-tim-tebow-and-free-speech/?intcmp=obnetwork

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” Steven Wright

 

GRACE NOTES: “Better Than Kevlar”

http://nickwattssoulfood.com/2008/04/30/better-than-kevlar/

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 5.7.14

THIS SUNDAY, 5/11

MUSICAL: “It Would Take a Cross” – Both morning services

 

“IT WOULD TAKE A CROSS” – FINAL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

Final Rehearsals: Tonight, 5/7, 7:15pm; Saturday, 5/10, 10am-Noon.

Performances: Sunday, 5/11, 9:15am & 10:45am

 

“WHEN THE MORMONS COME KNOCKING” – FOLLOW-UP

Class will be taught again in September.

http://nickwattssoulfood.com/2014/05/07/when-the-mormons-come-knocking-follow-up/

 

ORIGINAL “CITY OF DAVID” DISCOVERED?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/05/06/israeli-archaeologist-says-found-citadel-captured-by-king-david/

 

THE ONLY SURVIVING BIBLE FROM THE TITANIC

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/05/preacher-handed-this-to-his-sister-in-law-right-before-the-titanic-sank-and-its-still-around-102-years-later/

 

THE END OF THE AGE

The Bible gives a list of things to look for as the end of the world nears. Increased immorality & increased persecution are in that list. (cf. Matthew 24:9; 2 Timothy 3:1-5)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/05/07/us-panels-report-documents-christians-under-siege-in-arab-world/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/02/are-the-end-times-upon-us-author-says-unrestrained-immorality-mirrors-pandemic-godlessness-seen-in-the-bible/

 

FOX NEWS: SUPREME COURT RULING ON CIVIC MEETINGS & PRAYER

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/05/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-prayer-at-council-meetings/

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are a couple of jokes with mom in mind:

Chris: Why is a computer so smart?
Mom: It listens to its motherboard.

Sunday school teacher: Tell me, Johnny. Do you say prayers before eating?
Johnny: No, ma’am, I don’t have to. My mom’s a good cook.

 

GRACE NOTES: “The Pain of Healing”

This post comes from counsel I shared with a parent who has also lost a teenage child to suicide. But the truth of the message applies to any type of wound.

http://nickwattssoulfood.com/2014/05/07/the-pain-of-healing/

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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