Fred McNab was the Music Pastor at Pioneer Dr. Baptist Church in Abilene, TX, when I was in 7th grade. Outside of Easter, our family rarely attended church. But Fred would contact me regularly just to check up on me. I’ve never forgotten it. When I committed my life to full-time ministry in 1980, Fred was one of the men I tried to pattern my life & ministry after. He’s one of the greatest Music Pastors (and men of God) I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Today, he’s the Music Pastor at Hunter’s Glenn Baptist Church in Plano, TX. Last Sunday, his music ministry performed the beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace.” Take a few minutes and drink it in. If something like this can create so much emotion in the human heart, can you begin to fathom the beauty and majesty our loved ones are experiencing in the presence of the One this song is about? Soli Deo Gloria
THIS SUNDAY, 12/18
Choir: I Have Seen the Lord
REMAINING 2016 CHORAL SCHEDULE…
Dec. 7th was our last mid-week rehearsal of the year. On Dec. 18th, we will sing a selection from “While the World Slept.” And we will not have a choir on Sunday morning, Dec. 25th, or Sunday morning, Jan. 1st. Our next rehearsal (following the holidays) will be Wed. evening, Jan. 4th, 5:30pm, in the Choir Room.
BHBC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Dec. 23rd – Offices close at noon (FYI – the offices always close at noon on Friday.)
Dec. 24th (Sat) – Christmas Eve Worship – 6pm
Dec. 25th (Sun) – One worship service at 10:30am
Dec. 26-27 (Mon & Tues) – Offices closed
Jan 1st (Sun) – One worship service at 10:30am
Jan 2nd (Mon) – Offices closed
HOPE PROCLAIMED THROUGH MUSIC THIS PAST SUNDAY...
THANK YOU to all who helped to make this past Sunday so special. Below are photos of our Adult Choir & SonShiner Choir.
DID GOD “STEP IN” AND PROTECT ISRAEL FROM ISIS THIS PAST WEEK? (This gave me chills.)
One headline stated it this way: “Massive Dust Storm Forms ‘Hand of God’ Over Israeli Border to ‘Protect Nation from ISIS – Just Like in Old Testament.” The amateur video is very powerful. Read the story here.
COINCIDENCE? I DON’T THINK SO….
Watch this 90 second interview with Tim Tebow. Tim, bold about his Christian faith, is a former National Champion quarterback with the Florida Gators, and NFL quarterback.
FORMER MIXED-MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTER FINDS GOD AND NOW FIGHTS FOR THE HOPELESS
Justin Wren has an incredible story of faith in Christ. See the Fox News video interview by clicking here.
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:
“Often a work of God comes with two edges, great joy and great pain, and in that matter-of-fact response Mary embraced both. She was the first person to accept Jesus on his own terms, regardless of the personal cost.” Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
Bob was just coming out of anesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital, and his wife, Sarah, was sitting at his bedside. His eyes fluttered open and he murmured, “You’re beautiful.” Flattered, Sarah continued her vigil while Bob drifted back to sleep. Later he woke up and said, “You’re cute.” “What happened to ‘beautiful”?, Sarah asked. He replied, “The drugs are wearing off.”
Also….from the 90’s Christmas classic, “Claymation Christmas”:
GRACE NOTES: “Christ, Christmas & the Loss of a Child”
Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, St. Nick