THIS SUNDAY, 11/29
Choir: NO CHOIR (take the Thanksgiving weekend off and sit with your families. 🙂 )
Preacher: Jim Gerlt
THE NEXT BIG THING: “Come & Behold Him” – 12/13/15; 6pm
THROUGH DEATH, HE BROUGHT LIFE
“[Christ] himself partook of the same things [as mankind], that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil…” (Hebrews 2:14)
John MacArthur: This is the ultimate purpose of the incarnation (God becoming man): Jesus came to earth to die. By dying, he was able to conquer death in his resurrection. By conquering death, he rendered Satan powerless against all who are saved.
TEN THINGS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
Read the blog here.
THE SONGS OF JESUS
From the article:
Jesus of Nazareth is explicitly mentioned in fewer than half of the 66 books in the Protestant Bible, Tim Keller sees Jesus in all of them. “There are two ways to read the Bible,” the New York Times best-selling author and prominent pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian says. “The one way to read the Bible is that it’s basically about you. … Or you can read it as all about Jesus.”
Read the entire article here.
SCIENCE LED THIS ATHEIST TO GOD
Dr. Sarah Silviander has her Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics and teaches presently at the University of Texas in Austin.
Having grown up a devout atheist, it was her pursuit of science that led her to faith in God. It reminds me of atheist, Antony Flew, who – after becoming a theist – confessed, “In the words of Plato’s Socrates, I must go where the evidence leads.”
Dr. Silviander’s testimony is lenghty (just under six printed pages) but it is deeply intellectual and fascinating. Enjoy
Read Dr. Silviander’s testimony here.
WHEN DEFENDING YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH, BE KIND & RESPECTFUL
“Arguments about religion often get heated, generating much more heat than light. But Christians are called to be a light in a dark place, rather than fiery furnaces in an already over-heated world. The Apostle Peter charges us to defend the faith “with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience” (1 Peter 3:15-16). His apostolic colleague, Paul, writes that love is “patient and kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4). Jesus, our Lord, promises, “The meek will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5). The arrogant receive no such promise.” Douglas Groothuis
STAR WARS & LEGOS
Check out these incredible Star Wars scenes created purely out of LEGO…
See the pictures from the Washington Post here.
UFO? YOU BE THE JUDGE…
November 15th, aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this photo. It was taken while the ISS was over India. In the upper right of the photo you can clearly see a large object with two lights on each end. It also appears to be very large and constructed. Leave your comments.
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
“Out of 100 people, 1 will read their Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.” D.L. Moody
“Christians, too, belong not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the midst of enemies.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer (I’m reminded of a moment when a student of mine was telling me of her new part-time job. She bemoaned, “I’m the only Christian there!” My one-word reply: “Perfect.”)
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
Q: If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for? A: Their AGE!
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? A: Pumpkin pi.
WED. NIGHT SCHEDULE
5:30pm – Meal
6pm – Praise Team Rehearsal
6:30pm – Adult Discipleship/Jason teaches in FLC
7:15pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal
GRACE NOTES: “How to Silence a Fool”
Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick