THIS SUNDAY, 10/12
CHOIR: “One of These Mornings!”
PREACHER: Wayne Shuffield (Sr. Adult Revival Guest Preacher)
ADULT CHOIR NEWS
We are now rehearsing on Wed. evenings at 7:15 in BERGSTROM HALL.
Next X-Tra Rehearsal is THIS SUNDAY, Sunday, Oct. 12th, 3:30-4:45pm (immediately before the Sr. Adult Revival PM service.)
10/12 – One of These Mornings (from “Southern Sundays”)
10/19 – We Believe
10/26 – Great and Mighty
11/2 – Give Me [Jesus]
JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST SUNDAY: AMAZING GRACE
I’VE STARTED MY BOOK. I’VE TITLED IT: “I’VE GOT THIS”
It’s a work-in-progress. It may take me two years to write it. But, the Holy Spirit is “opening the eyes of my heart” so that I can articulate to others how “present a help is our God in times of trouble.” (cf. Psalm 46:1)
In addition to my words, the book will include some of the gut-wrenching-psalm-like poems written by Michelle, as well as Jordan’s artwork. I’ve already had professionals offer to do my editing.
Writing this book is based not on “needed therapy,” but on “righteous conviction.” God’s made it abundantly clear – this world is FULL of hurting people who need to be encouraged to focus on Truth – for the Truth really will set you free.
Throughout our journey since Jordan walked into Paradise, Jesus has continually whispered to us, “I’ve got this. Trust Me.”
A BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO HOMOSEXUALS
Based on the number of times this topic has come up between me & students/adults, I finally wrote an essay I entitled, “A Theology of Sexuality.” My good friend Don Baldwin (our Youth Pastor) asked me to speak to our BHBC students tomorrow evening, 11/8, at 7:30pm, on this topic.
Notice that I titled this section “A Biblical Response to Homosexuals”, and not “A Biblical Response to Homosexuality.” After showing our students from the Scriptures what most – if not all – raised in West Texas already know (that the Bible does indeed condemn homosexuality as a sin), we will move onto what the Bible says in regard to how we, as Christians, are to respond to the gay community.
I love Rick Warren’s following statement and will use it tomorrow evening: “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
Here is a powerful testimony by Christian singer/songwriter, Dennis Jernigan (a former homosexual): http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/02/christian-singers-controversial-journey-revealed-in-new-documentary-i-placed-homosexuality-on-jesus-shoulders/
BHBC COLLEGE MINISTRY
The Lord, through Keno & Leslie Martin and Andy and Tami Hines, has provided much-needed “ownership” of our College Ministry. A few weeks ago, Leslie asked me to pray about teaching our College Students on a weekly basis. I prayed, and happily accepted the invitation. We meet on Sunday evenings at 6pm. We just finished our second week of mining the Scriptures together. Pray for our college ministry! 🙂
Despite modern technology, here is a reminder of how vast our planet is…
From the article:
[The last map of the ocean floor was produced 20 years ago. With this new map], instead of seeing 5,000 old volcanoes down there, now we can see 10,000,” said David Sandwell, a geophysics professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who led the study. Scientists know remarkably little about the deep-sea floor. Sandwell thinks of it almost as a separate planet in our solar system that we have only begun to explore. “We have maps of Mars that have 100 to 10,000 times more resolution than maps of the deep ocean,” he said.
HBU MA STUDENT BLOG SHOUT-OUT
The professors in the Apologetics Dept. at HBU write a blog associated with HBU’s “School of Christian Thought.” Last week, the Director of the Apologetics Dept, Dr. Holly Ordway (wonderful lady) wrote about MAA students who blog. I was included. 🙂
STEVEN KING BELIEVES IN INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF THE COSMOS?
I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that this totally surprised me.
ATTENTION ALL CARRIE UNDERWOOD FANS
LECRAE – PUTTING FAITH IN HIP-HOP
You may very well NOT be a fan of rap/hip-hop music. But, nevertheless, this is an extremely encouraging article from Fox News about Christian artist, Lecrae (pronounced “Luh-CRAY”)
QUOTE(s) OF THE WEEK
“A man (or woman) who says, ‘I was wrong,’ really in effect says, ‘I am a little wiser today than I was yesterday.” Charles Spurgeon
“Atheists are often more informed on the Bible and Christian doctrine and history than most Christians…” Joel Furches (ouch)
“God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers. If you are thinking of being a Christian, I warn you: you are embarking on something that is going to take the whole of you, brains and all.” C.S. Lewis
“Ultimately, the problem with man is not the absence of evidence [for the existence of God], it is the suppression of it.” Ravi Zacharias
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
(I’m not sure if this is “funny” or simply “thought-provoking.” Maybe a little of both…)
“When you are courting a nice girl (or boy) an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” Albert Einstein
GRACE NOTES: “I Would NEVER Do That!” (Oh, yes you would.)
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick