THIS SUNDAY, 3/12
Choir: The Lion and the Lamb (THANK YOU to Alice for directing rehearsal for me due to me being out sick!! See you all on Sunday morning.)
SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE
Spring Break is March 13-17.
- There are no mid-week rehearsals that week.
- The Adult Choir will sing on Sunday, March 19th (“He Touched Me”).
- Since Jason has asked me to preach in the late service on the 19th the Praise Team has that morning “off.”
Wed. Evening, March 22nd; BHBC Worship Center; 6:30pm
March 22nd is the Wed. before the scheduled final vote (the following Sunday, 3/26) for whether or not we proceed on the new building proposal. In preparation for that final vote we are offering this “Town Hall Meeting” for updates and discussion.
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)
JOY! UNSPEAKABLE JOY! (Christmas, 2017)
Our musical for this year has already been purchased. You’re going to love this music. More on this in the coming months.
HEY GOD – HEY JOHN (saw this on Facebook – thought this was good)
Me: Hey God.
God: Hey John.
Me: I am getting hit from every angle today!
God: I got you.
Me: I don’t know what to do!
God: I got you.
Me: There are no good options! I’ve got my back pushed up against the wall!!
God: That’s not a wall. It’s Me.
God: I GOT YOU.
UPDATE ON MY MOST RECENT PUBLIC SCHOOL TALK ON SUICIDE
FYI – I spoke this past Tuesday morning at Forsan High School (just south of Big Spring) to a packed auditorium Below is a report I posted on my Facebook page.
THANK YOU for your prayers today! This was the first time a school has asked if I would be available to stay after my talk and visit one-on-one with students who needed to talk. I was delighted to do so and had a number of powerful conversations with students who are experiencing great pain.
But back to your prayers….
I had to go back to the dr yesterday (Monday). I had relatively high fever and what i describe as a relentless and violent cough. He immediately gave me a breathing treatment and five prescriptions. It wasn’t until this morning that I decided, since I no longer had fever, that I would be able to keep my commitment to speak at Forsan.
I explained to the students, at the start of my talk, that it was very likely that, intermittently throughout my talk, I would have to step back from the mic and cough up all the gunk in my lungs. I apologized but knew it was inevitable. (I had coughed all the way from Lubbock to Forsan).
My talk lasted 45 minutes. After I was done a dear friend of mine, a believer, who teaches in that school came up to me and said, “You didn’t cough once during your talk.” I hadn’t noticed until that moment. Of course, the moment she told me that I immediately had a coughing fit.
All that to say, your prayers matter. I love you all.
For Jordan Blake Watts.
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK:
“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” Mark Twain
“I often say that the Bible is not only a book that we read, but one that reads us.” Andy Bannister
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
GRACE NOTES: Not Guilty (For those living under the crippling weight of guilt)
Churches are full of Christians who, sadly, are convinced they are defined by their failures. That is an all-too-common lie from the enemy, and directly opposed to biblical truth. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick