THIS SUNDAY, 3/5
Choir: We Believe
Preacher: Jason (beginning new series entitled, “Neighbors”)
Wed. Evening, March 22nd; BHBC Worship Center; 6:30pm
March 22nd is the Wed. before the scheduled final vote (the following Sunday) for whether or not we proceed on the new building proposal. In preparation for that final vote we are offering this “Town Hall Meeting.”
These kids could open up a show in Branson right now! Steve Martin, an amazing banjo player in his own right, once said, “The banjo is a happy instrument.” I 100% agree. 🙂
ISIS EGYPT AFFILIATE: CHRISTIANS ARE OUR “FAVORITE PREY”
From the article: “Oh worshippers of the cross … the soldiers of the state are watching you,” ISIS member, Abu Zubair al-Masri
Pray for the persecuted church. Come, Lord Jesus. Read the Fox News article here.
MODERN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP MUSIC & THE ISSUE OF “PERFORMANCE-ISM”
All blogs and commentaries are simply someone’s opinion about something. And, frankly, most blogs I read on the topic of Christian music/worship wear me slick (meaning they’re shallow and polemical). But, when I ran across this one last Fall I couldn’t help but pause for a moment and identify with the author.
I am grateful for Christ allowing me a quarter century in full-time student ministry. I had a blast. However, in the 90’s, I observed a trend that grieved me deeply. It’s what this blog calls “performance-ism”. The blogger describes it this way: “the worship leader as the performer; the congregation as the audience; the sanctuary as the concert hall.”
There is much commentary I could provide here on this topic. But, I will resist that temptation for now. Enjoy the blog (it’s very brief) and, by all means, don’t hesitate to let me know your thoughts. Read the blog here.
ENCOUNTER EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE: April 2-5
Sunday, April 2: Regular services on Sunday morning; PM service at 6.
Monday – Wed, April 3-5: services at 7pm (with meals at 6pm – Mon: children; Tues: youth; Wed: families)
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:
“Before you speak to anyone about Jesus, speak to Jesus about them. Prayer is essential in evangelism.” Nabeel Qureshi
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
GRACE NOTES: Would You Recognize the Devil is You Saw Him?
He’s hoping you won’t. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick