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Archive for September, 2016

MUSIC NOTES: 9.27.16

FALL IS HERE!

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THIS SUNDAY, 10/2

Choir:  Lord, I Need You
Preacher:  Jason

 

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The Marriage Design “Date Night” Seminar/Parents Night Out – October 16th

For all the information regarding this event, simply click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

 

SIGNIFICANT BIBLICAL DISCOVERY

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Here is recent news about a a discovery of an Old Testament scroll (the discovery was actually made in the 1970’s) that has only recently been publicized.  The scroll was burned in a fire around 600 A.D.  Scientists guess the scroll dates to 300 A.D. or earlier.  How they were able to read the contents of a scroll that was burned that long ago is fascinating.  Here are two news articles about the discovery and how scientists accomplished reading the scroll.

Read the Fox News article here.  Read the Washington Post article here.

 

THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM – TTU – Oct. 14th

I received the following note from Kerry Wright this past week.  “The Peaceable Kingdom” is a beautiful work.  I was fortunate enough to sing it while I was in college.

I want to invite all of you to the first Lubbock Chorale concert of the season on Friday, October 14th at 7:30 at Texas Tech’s Hemmle Recital Hall . It is the Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson. The text of the concert is entirely from various verses in Isaiah and in particular 11:6 “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them”.

The entire piece is acapella! And in English! Really fun. . .

Below is a link to the Lubbock Chorale website. Also, if you have time, listen to the Peaceable Kingdom on Spotify or some other app to get a feel for the music and content.

https://www.lubbockchorale.org/concerts/

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“We can never fully plumb the mystery of what took place on the cross, but it does offer the consolation that God is unwilling to put his creatures through any test that he himself has not endured… Good Friday demonstrates that God has not abandoned us to our pain. The evils and sufferings that afflict our lives are so real and so significant to God that he willed to share them and endure them himself. He too is ‘acquainted with grief.’… And Easter Sunday shows that, in the end, suffering will not triumph.” Philip Yancey

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:  Redneck Church (Part 2)

You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

Opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday.

You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because “It ain’t never been in a hole it couldn’t get out of.”

You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

The choir is known as the “OK Chorale”.

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Family Matters”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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MUSIC NOTES: 9.20.16

THIS SUNDAY, 9/25

Choir:   Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Preacher:  Jason

 

NO PRAISE TEAM REHEARSAL THIS WEEK….

No rehearsal this week, 9/22, due to an event taking place in our Worship Center Thursday evening.

 

EVERY PRAISE

We just began rehearsing a choral arrangement of this song.  The video is wonderful!

 

SIX WAYS TO HELP A GRIEVING FRIEND

I thought this article was good.  You can read it here.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

“At Sinai the people shrank from God, and begged Moses to approach him on their behalf. But in Jesus’ day people could hold a conversation with the Son of God; they could touch him, and even hurt him. And after Pentecost the same flawed disciples who had fled from Jesus’ trial became *carriers* of the Living God. In an act of delegation beyond fathom, Jesus turned over the kingdom of God to the likes of his disciples – and to us.” Philip Yancey

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:  “You Know You’re a Redneck Church if…” Part 1

You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

The finance committee refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of the members knows how to play one.

 You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

People ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch ’em.

You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if…

When the pastor says, “I’d like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering” and five guys and two women stand up.

 

GRACE NOTES:  “The Relentless Pursuit of Evil”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 9.13.16

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THIS SUNDAY, 9/18

Choir:  Because We Believe

Preacher:  Jim Gerlt

 

CHOIR REHEARSAL at 5:30 WED. EVENING!

Wow!  GREAT attendance this past week.  I hope to see you ALL there again this week!

 

NO PRAISE TEAM REHEARSAL THIS WEEK

We’re changing out a major electrical transformer this week.  All the power will be off.  Hence, no rehearsal on Thursday evening.  See you Sunday!

 

THE KIND OF HISTORY GOD WROTE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

“The Old Testament gives clues into the kind of history God is writing. Exodus identifies by name the two Hebrew midwives who helped save Moses’ life, but it does not bother to record the name of the Pharaoh ruling Egypt (an omission that has baffled scholars ever since).

“First Kings grants a total of eight verses to King Omri even though secular historians regard him as one of Israel’s most powerful kings.

“In his own story, God does not seem impressed by size or power or wealth. Faith is what he wants, and the heroes who emerge are heroes of faith, not strength or wealth.”

Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I long for a faith that is gloriously treacherous…The critical issue today is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The Good News is no longer good news, it is okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn’t change people into wild-eyed radicals anymore, he changes them into ‘nice people.” Mike Yaconelli, Dangerous Wonder

 

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LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant.  Every table had an argument going.”  George Carlin

 

GRACE NOTES:  “When You Feel Like God Isn’t Listening”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

 

MUSIC NOTES: 9.6.16

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THIS SUNDAY – 9/7

Choir – YES! We sing!  (what we sing will be determined by tomorrow evening’s rehearsal) 🙂

Preacher – Jason

 

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS THIS WEEK!

Wed. evening, 9/7, we meet together at a new time:  5:30pm in the Choir Room!  See you there!

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“GOD ON MUTE: WHEN GOD IS SILENT” – Wed., 9/7; 6:30pm; Worship Center

Tomorrow evening (9/7) begins the team-teaching effort between Jason & myself.  I will be teaching the first evening (tomorrow).  The overall 6-week study is entitled, “Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions.”  Wed. evening’s lesson tackles the topic of God’s “silence.”  David wrote in Psalm 13:1, “O Lord, how long will you forget me?  Forever?  How long will you look the other way?”  God’s seeming silence can be agonizing.  What do we do when we feel like God is not listening?  Am I the only one who ever feels like God isn’t listening?  Are there examples of God’s silence in Scripture?  All these questions, and more, will be addressed Wed. evening.

 

FALL 2016 MID-WEEK SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY:

5:30pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal

6pm – dessert fellowship in COMMONS

6:30pm – classes begin (Jason & Nick will co-teach a large group, while other “break-out” classes will be meeting as well.)

7:45pm – Dismiss

THURSDAY:  6pm – Praise Team Rehearsal in Worship Center

 

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM (great new song)

 

THE BIBLE IN FIVE PARAGRAPHS  (by author, Philip Yancey)

“If we could for a moment set aside preconceptions about the Bible and simply read that huge book as an unfolding story, the plot line might emerge something like this:

In the beginning, God, a Spirit, created the vast world of matter. Of all God’s remarkable works, only human beings possessed a likeness to him that could be called “the image of God.” It was at once a great gift and a great burden, this image of God. Man and woman, spirit-ual beings, could commune directly with God. But of all the species they alone had the freedom to rebel against him.

Rebel they did, and something died inside Adam and Eve that fateful day. Their bodies lived on for years, but their spirits lost the free and open communion with God.

the Bible tells of God’s efforts to restore that fallen spirit. He worked with individual families: first Adam’s family, later Noah’s, and finally Abraham’s family, the central focus of most of the Old Testament. Sometimes the Bible portrays God as a parent raising a child, sometimes as a lover in passionate pursuit, but always it shows him seeking to “break through” to human beings in order to restore what had been lost.

With a few glowing exceptions, the Old Testament recounts failures. But the New Testament opens with a radical move by God: an “invasion,” the birth of Jesus, Jesus represented a whole new beginning. “The second Adam” he was called, the leader of a new species. He at last tore down the barriers and made possible a truce between God and humanity.

After Jesus had left, at Pentecost the Spirit of God descended and filled individual human beings. Thus their fallen spirit was finally restored. More than walking in a garden with human beings, God was now living inside them”

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance; the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Christian Apologetics

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

“I never said most of the things I said.”  Yogi Berra

 

GRACE NOTES: “You’ll Never See It Coming”

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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