THIS SUNDAY, 8/31
CHOIR: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
PREACHER: Jim Gerlt
REHEARSALS ARE BACK, JACK!
Aug. 27th – Adult Choir Rehearsal Resumes!
New Choral Music – A LOT of it! And you’re gonna LOVE it.
Dec. 6-7 – Christmas! – Like we did a few years back with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, we’re doing a BIG musical this coming Christmas. The musical is called, “For Unto Ya’ll: A Cowboy Christmas”. Performance dates: Dec. 6 & 7.
KELSIE WATTS MINI-CONCERT TO BE RESCHEDULED
When Kelsie & I scheduled her time with us we both knew that, since her Fall classes hadn’t begun yet, there would be the opportunity for unforeseen events to preclude her from coming – and that’s exactly what has happened. I’ll update you when we get her rescheduled.
YOU’RE LOCATED WHERE??
So, of one of my HBU Apologetics Professors is British. And, thanks to modern technology, he’s actually teaching our class from Oxford University in England! (My son, Jordan, would be going nuts at this…..he would think this is so cool.) Both, apologists, C.S. Lewis and Alister McGrath studied at Oxford. Jordan & I actually met McGrath and heard his lecture on Lewis in April 2013 at LCU here in Lubbock. Also, Michelle & I had the pleasure of visiting Oxford with our Concert Choir way back in college (HSU) when we sang and toured in England & Wales. This. Is. So. Cool.
THE #1 ABUSED DRUG – BY A LONG “SHOT”: ALCOHOL (Washington Post)
THINK PORN IS A PROBLEM FOR NON-CHRISTIAN MEN ONLY? (Think again.)
“I ASKED THE LORD” (John Newton)
Most know John Newton for writing the lyrics to the beloved hymn, Amazing Grace. But, Newton, over time, became a strong theologian and preacher, writing many sermons, poems and lyrics. Here’s one such poem that the folks at Indelible Grace have put to music. It’s gorgeous.
“GOD’S NOT DEAD”
The success of the movie, “God’s Not Dead,” (a fantastic film) has spurred another movie produced by the same company. Read on….
DEATH ROW JESUS
You probably remember the marketing of “Tattoo Jesus” in Lubbock not too long ago. It was very effective. The producer’s next “video sermon” will be “Death Row Jesus.”
DOGS vs. CATS
QUOTE(s) OF THE WEEK
“In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s we do not accept them easily enough.” C.S. Lewis
“There are many passages of Scripture that you will never understand until some trying experience shall interpret them to you!” Charles Spurgeon
“Do all religions lead to God?” No. In fact, *no* religion leads us to God; only God can lead us to God, and has done so in Jesus Christ.” @rzimcanada
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
“I can’t BELIEVE I missed the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night!! (…he said with such an astronomical level of sarcasm that many were genuinely concerned.) Author, Eric Metaxas
GRACE NOTES: “The Heavens Are Telling (SCREAMING) the Glory of God.” (Psalm 19)
Need your faith strengthened? Here you go….
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick