THIS SUNDAY, 11/30
NO CHOIR THIS SUNDAY
PREACHER: Jim Gerlt
ADULT CHOIR NEWS
Outstanding work this past Sunday, both in the Worship Service and in our afternoon rehearsal! I am so proud of you. Here is info for the upcoming days…
N0 Rehearsal: Wed., 11/26
Next Rehearsal: Wed., 12/3 – in SANCTUARY
Christmas Music Rehearsal Info: At rehearsal on 12/3, I will let you know, based on our progress, if we will require additional time to prepare, and how much.
11/30: No Rehearsal
12/6: (Sat) Rehearsal & play Christmas Bells at Carillon/Lunch/Mall
12/7: (Sun) BHBC Worship Services (both services – prelude only)
12/9: Jubilate Performance – be at church ready by 7:15pm
12/14: Play in BHBC Commons
12/21: Play in BHBC Commons
IS THERE SOUND IN SPACE?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands; Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)
Is there sound in space? Yes.
Presently, scientists are able to listen to the sound made by electromagnetic waves. Can you imagine what this may sound like should we discover technology that could “interpret” these sounds? Mind-boggling…
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD?
I actually showed this video presentation to our people the first year I arrived here at BHBC. In light of the previous article (above, regarding sound in space), it is fascinating – and true. Led by Louie Giglio, it is a humbling reminder of how big God is, and how small we are.
As you have spare time this holiday, consider sitting down either alone or with family and friends and watch this.
ONE INCREDIBLE TATTOO
WOULD YOU RECOGNIZE THE DEVIL IF YOU SAW HIM?
This past week, I was reading part of work by 16th century theologian, Ignatius of Loyola. The quote below gave me pause and prompted the question: Would you recognize the devil is you saw him? I believe most Christians do not. Following the quote I listed a few Scriptures that remind us that, because of Christ alone, “we are not ignorant of satan’s schemes.”
“The enemy…makes a tour of inspection of our virtues…Where he finds us *weakest and most defective*…he attacks at that point…little by little, he tries to achieve his own purposes, by dragging the soul down to his secret designs and corrupt purposes.” (Ignatius of Loyola, 1491-1556; writing of the subtle, systematic, almost unnoticed wiles of the devil)
Luke 4:13 – “And when the devil had ended every temptation [to Jesus], he departed from him until an opportune time.”
2 Corinthians 2:11 – “…for we are not unaware of [the devil’s] schemes.”
2 Corinthians 11:14 – “…for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
1 John 4:4 – “You are from God and have overcome [the devil], for [Christ] who is in you is greater than [the devil] who is in the world.”
QUOTE(s) OF THE WEEK
[Christ will return and restore all things, but in the] meantime, while Satan only threatens, let us possess our hearts in patience; try to keep quiet; aim at obeying God, in all things, little as well as great; do the duties of our calling which lie before us, day by day, and ‘do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (John Henry Newman; 1801-1890; close of quote is from Matthew 6:34)
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: He makes saints out of sinners.” Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
“The Church is called to be culturally relevant but morally distinct: too often we’ve been culturally irrelevant & morally similar.” Andy Bannister
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise” (Prov 13:20). Who are you reading, listening to, or investing time with this week?” Richard Ross
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
GRACE NOTES: “What if some contemporary Christians are getting Jesus all wrong?”
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick