THIS SUNDAY, 5/15 – Mother’s Day
Choir: At Calvary
SUMMER REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Adult Choir: FYI – Weekly Adult Bible Study concluded this past Wed., 5/3, and will not meet again until after the summer. The Adult Choir will continue to rehearse through the end of May, at our regular time of 5:30-6:30pm, concluding with a final rehearsal on Wed., May 31st.
Praise Team – Since Adult Bible Study will no longer be meeting in the sanctuary we will begin rehearsing at 6:30pm on Wed., May 10th.
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RELIGIOUS LIBERTY EXECUTIVE ORDER (signed Thur, May 4th)
CNN: “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,” Trump proclaimed. “And we will never, ever stand for religious discrimination. Never, ever.”
I purposely omit politics from this blog. However, this topic relates directly to Christians/Christianity so I’ve chosen to include it here. I closely watch laws enacted – and ignored – regarding U.S. Religious Liberty/Freedom. As with most anything coming out of Washington, the EO (executive order) is difficult to interpret accurately. But I have found a few articles that shed various perspectives on the EO.
Like you, I could offer plenty of commentary here. But I won’t. All I will say is that I’m cautiously encouraged. (FYI – I am happy to share my opinion anytime – just shoot me an email, or call me for coffee.) What I try to do with almost everything I post is to promote & encourage critical thinking on the part of the reader. In other words, I share information here, and then encourage the reader to come to their own conclusions as the reader weighs the facts against scripture (our sole authority for truth.)
As expected, far-left news sites are freaking out. Further, it should be noted that many solid conservatives are disappointed, citing that the president didn’t go far enough. From what I’ve read though, this EO appears to be a first of several steps. We’ll see. You can read more from CNN here, or FOX News here,
CHRIST: “I’M ON MY WAY”
This past Friday, I was finishing up studying through the New Testament again. I love the final sub-heading inserted by the publisher which says simply, “Jesus Is Coming.”
Rev 22:7 – “Behold, I am coming soon…”
22:12 – “Behold, I am coming soon…”
22:20 – “Surely, I am coming soon…”
Amen! Maranatha – come, Lord Jesus
SUICIDE INTERVENTION TALKS/INTERVIEWS:
I am being interviewed this afternoon (5/9) by a Christian Talk Show in Seattle, WA. Tomorrow evening (5/10), I will be speaking at Regency Park Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK. Prayers are needed and appreciated. I will provide updates soon.
MERCY ME: “EVEN IF”
Twice this past week, I was alerted to this song by the group, Mercy Me. As I watched the video the first thing that came to mind was the following passage from Daniel 3:
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”” (Daniel 3:16-18, emphasis mine)
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
Jesus set the example (for the truth in the meme below) when, 700 years prior to his crucifixion, Isaiah prophesied about him, “By his wounds we are healed.”
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
The Red-Neck Dictionary of Medical Terms (Part 1 of 2):
Artery: The study of paintings
Bacteria: Back door to the cafeteria
Barium: What doctors do when patients die
Caesarean Section: A neighborhood in Rome
Enema: Not a friend
Fester: Quicker than someone else
Impotent: Distinguished, well-known
Labor Pain: Getting hurt at work
Morbid: A higher offer
GRACE NOTES: The Frightening Thought of being Used by God
How are we supposed to help others when our own lives are so messy? Simply take a look at almost every single person God used in Scripture. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick