THIS SUNDAY, 12/7
CHOIR: “Tapestry of Carols”
PREACHER: Jim Gerlt
SONSHINERS (Sr. Adult) CHRISTMAS MUSICAL! DEC. 7th; 5pm
Oh, you do NOT want to miss this. Alice Smith directs this precious choir and their attendance has been exploding. What a wonderful way to kick off the BHBC Christmas Music this season.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL! DEC. 10th; 6:30pm
And the “music of the season” just keeps coming. Join our children as they say “Merry Christmas” through music on Wed. evening, 12/10; 6:30pm; BHBC Worship Center.
“CHRISTMAS IN THE KEY OF HOPE: HOW THE GOSPEL CHANGES EVERYTHING”
Hope… Consider the depth of this word’s meaning. Our very Christian faith is based on it.
To the hurting, the lonely, the searching – Paul wrote, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
Join us on December 14th, 6pm, in the BHBC Worship Center as we gather for something truly special. :))
Merry Christmas, St. Nick
ADULT CHOIR NEWS
Next Rehearsal: Wed., 12/3; 7:15pm – in CHOIR ROOM BEHIND THE BAPTISTRY. (The Children are going to rehearse in the Worship Center at 7pm this Wed. evening, 12/3, in preparation for their musical the following Wed, 12/10. After the children are through rehearsing on 12/3, we’ll move into the Worship Center.)
Christmas Musical 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.
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
MARY, DID YOU KNOW? (Gorgeous arrangement by Pentatonix)
“…an angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph] in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew’s gospel; chapter 1, vss 20-21)
AND YOU THOUGHT THE LINE AT WAL-MART WAS LONG…
From CNN on Sunday, 11/30:
(CNN) — For many fliers Sunday, it was holiday travel woes, round two.
As of 6:30 p.m. ET, more than 3,000 U.S. flights were delayed and more than 190 were canceled, according to FlightAware.com.
The line for security screening at Chicago Midway International Airport on Sunday morning was so long that reporter Denise Whitaker of CNN affiliate KOMO measured it: (wait for it) 1.2 miles!
A MINION MERRY CHRISTMAS
FERGUSON & THE GOSPEL
Unless you’ve been living on the moon, you’re well aware of the news surrounding recent events in Ferguson, MO. I met Voddie Baucham several years ago when we had him in to speak for a huge youth event. The following editorial was written by Baucham – and he nails it.
THE WISDOM & CONVICTION OF ABE LINCOLN
It’s no wonder this man is memorialized in a giant sculpture at the end of the Washington D.C. Mall…
“We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity
of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.” – Abraham Lincoln (from his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation)
“WORTHY IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN…AND HAS CONQUERED”
An outstanding blog by HBU President, Dr. Robert Sloan:
QUOTE(s) OF THE WEEK
Immediately below is a brilliant quote by Donald William, and a one of the reasons I chose HBU as the place to pursue my Masters Degree in Apologetics. I finish up my first semester this week. Next semester, I take an entire course on the genius known as C.S. Lewis. Here’s the quote:
“We Christians have a number of people who are good at rational apologetics. We have a few perhaps with powerful imaginations. People who are strong in both areas are very hard to find. And it wasn’t just that Lewis was good at both–it was the way they worked together seamlessly in everything he wrote. You have those wonderful analogies (from the imagination) supporting the arguments in Mere Christianity, and the wonderful rational arguments (Professor Kirk using the Trilemma, the conversation between Puddleglum and the Green Witch) in the Narnia books. That wholeness of vision is the reason C. S. Lewis is still relevant today.” – British Professor/Lewis Scholar, Donald Williams; From his contribution to a panel on the current state of Lewis Scholarship at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in November, 2014.
Keep in mind – the following quote exposing the holes in Darwinian evolutionary theory is not from a Christian, but a professed atheist from NYU:
“…no viable [scientifically-supported] account, even a purely speculative one, seems to be available of how a system as staggeringly functionally complex and information-rich as a self-reproducing cell, controlled by DNA, RNA, or some predecessor, could have arisen by chemical evolution alone from a dead environment.” – NYU atheist philosopher, Thomas Nagel, positing questions for the origination of human consciousness, cognition, value, and reason.
“[Most popular atheist books] are second rate. And that is a euphemism for ‘downright awful’.”—Atheist Michael Ruse
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
Q: What did the Zero say to the number Eight?
A: Nice belt.
Q: What kind of motorcycle does Santa ride?
A: Holly Davidson
GRACE NOTES: “Atheism Failed Me”
In the early hours after finding my son dead I tried desperately to prove there was not God. For me, that would have made more sense.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick