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Archive for November, 2017

MUSIC NOTES: 11.28.17

 

THIS SUNDAY, Dec. 3rd (December is here!)

Choir:  Carol of the Bells

Preacher: Jason (see sermon info immediately below)

 

Throughout December, Jason will be preaching a series he’s entitled, “Foretold”.  You will be blessed as we, together, make our journey to the manger.

 

Christmas Musical Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 29th – 5:30-7pm (note later dismissal time)

Sunday, Dec. 3rd – 3:30 til 5pm (in choir room; we will work in sections)

Wednesday, Dec. 8th – 5:30-8pm (rehearsal in Worship Center)

IF NECESSARY – Saturday, Dec. 9th – A.M. (there’s a very good chance we will need this extra rehearsal)

PERFORMANCE:  Sunday morning, Dec. 10th – both worship services

NO REHEARSAL Dec. 13, 20, 27, or Jan. 3rd.

 

Our mid-week Adult Bible Learning has concluded for the Fall semester.  However,…

Beginning Wed. evening, Jan. 10th, we will begin mining the riches of God’s Word contained in the book of Revelation.  The last of the 66 books of our Bible, God has much to tell us regarding “what [has been] seen, what is now and what will take place later.”  (1:19) We will take this learning experience slowly, studying approximately 1 chapter per week.  Over the Christmas/New Year holidays, in preparation for our scriptural journey together, read through this fascinating “revelation/unveiling” of Jesus Christ.  And then join me on Jan. 10th.  Nick

 

BHBC will have a “License To Carry” training:  Dec. 8-9 (formerly CHL or concealed handgun license).  The training will be in two parts. 

The first part, “Date Night with your Gun” (not required) is Friday night, December 8 from 6:30-8:30 – this is an opportunity for new gun owners to become more familiar with a firearm i.e. stance, grip, loading/unloading, overall function of your firearm, etc.  NOTE: ** If you choose not to attend date night, make sure that you can shoot, you are proficient with your handgun, and you are proficient with safety.

The second part, LTC Training, will be Saturday, December 9 from 8am-1:30pm, take a break, then schedule times that afternoon to meet up and do the shooting part.

COST:  $30 for the “Date Night”; $100 for the LTC training & licensing.

NOTE:  I have further info regarding this event, including a “what to bring” list to the LTC Training.  Should you plan on attending simply shoot (pun totally intended) me an email and I will send that info to you. nw

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

From C.S. Lewis’ book, Miracles.

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

This next one is so me…

 

GRACE NOTES:  The Gospel According to Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

I saw Dickens’ A Christmas Carol over the holidays. Afterward, I couldn’t stop thinking about the hope of redemption we all have because of the Cross and the Empty Tomb.  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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MUSIC NOTES: Thanksgiving Week

 

THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 26th – ONE SERVICE @ 10:30am; No SUMMIT GROUPS

NO CHOIR

Preacher:  Jason (Final week of his sermon series, “The 9.”  This week: self-control)

 

Wed., Nov. 22nd – No activities (Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!)

Sun., Nov. 26thOne Worship Service at 10:30am; No Choir; No SUMMIT Groups

 

Christmas Musical Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 3rd – 3:30 til 5pm (in choir room)

Wednesday, Dec. 8th – 5:30-8pm (rehearsal in Worship Center)

IF NECESSARY – Saturday, Dec. 9th – A.M.

PERFORMANCE:  Sunday morning, Dec. 10th – both worship services

 

BHBC will have a “License To Carry” training:  Dec. 8-9 (formerly CHL or concealed handgun license).  The training will be in two parts.  The first part (not required) is Friday night, December 8 from 6:30-8:30 and is called “Date Night with your Gun.”  The LTC training will be Saturday, December 9 from 8am-1:30pm, take a break, then schedule times that afternoon to meet up and do the shooting part.  We need at least 10 but there is a limit of 40 participants.

 

Outer Kitchen (view from hallway outside FLC)

Main Kitchen Area

Restrooms Outside the FLC are completed

 

QUOTE 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

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

 

GRACE NOTES:  “Where are the other nine?”

Only recorded in Luke’s gospel.  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.13.17

 

THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 19th

Choir:  Say Amen

Preacher:  Jason (this week: gentleness)

 

Pray for Don Baldwin, his outstanding team of youth leaders and, of course, our students, as they prepare for a weekend (Nov. 17-19) of intense fun and intense discipleship.

 

Sun., Nov. 19th – Regular schedule

Wed., Nov. 22nd – No activities (Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!)

Sun., Nov. 26thOne Worship Service at 10:30am; No Choir; No SUMMIT Groups

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14th, I will speak at Wheeler High School & Shamrock High School up in the Texas panhandle.

Continued thanks for prayers.  Together we are giving hope and saving lives.

 

WED EVENING TEACHING THROUGH END OF FALL SEMESTER

Wed., Nov. 15th, we will begin spending a couple of weeks studying “the Bible Jesus read”: the Old Testament.

Jesus, himself, continually used the Old Testament scriptures (the only Scriptures in existence at the time) to give evidence of Himself as messiah and God.  To the religious leaders of the day, Jesus said, “You study the Scriptures [the Old Testament] diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.”  (John 5:39)

Nov. 15th – Introduction & Job

Nov. 22ndNo activities due to Thanksgiving holiday

Nov. 29th – Psalms & Proverbs

NOTE:  So as to avoid the lengthy holiday break, we will begin our systematic study of Revelation when we resume in January, 2018.

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

“A scared world needs a fearless church.” – A.W. Tozer

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child.  Smiling, she sweetly said, “You know, Bobby, when I was a little girl I was told that if I made ugly faces my face would freeze and always stay like that.”  Bobby looked into her face and replied, “Well, Ms. Smith, you can’t say your weren’t warned.”

 

GRACE NOTES:  Christ in the Old Testament

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To whet your appetite for Wed. evening’s study…  Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

MUSIC NOTES: 11.6.17

As John recorded in the passage above, when Christ is lifted up – as has been the primary objective at BHBC for 50 years – people are saved.

This coming Sunday, Nov. 12th, we are commemorating the inception – and subsequent half-century of growth – of the local Body known as Bacon Heights Baptist Church.

SCHEDULE:

10:30am – One worship service.  No SUMMIT Groups. 

Noon-3pm – “Come & Go” reception in the Family Life Center.

FORMER STAFF WHO ARE ABLE TO JOIN US:

Jerry Joplin:  Lead Pastor; 2002-2014

Darold Baldwin:  Assoc Pastor; 1985-1988

Mike Bedford: Music/Youth:  music 76-80 and youth 76-78

Truman Johnson:  Senior Adult;  2008-2016

Stace McEWin: Children’s Pastor; 1993-199?

Zane Bartel: Ed/Admin;  1984 – 1997?

Mika McDaniel: Preschool;  1997 – 2004

Reagan Miller: Education; 2000 – 2005?

Paul Kenley:  Music 69-70; Music/Youth 72-24

 

THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 12th

Choir:  The Majesty & Glory of Your Name (with video background)

Preacher:  Jerry Joplin

 

I listened as one commentator asked, “What makes a person walk into, of all places – a church – and begin shooting people??”

I looked at my wife and said, “The same thing that makes a person abuse a child.  The same thing that makes a husband beat his wife.  It’s called evil.”

A friend called and asked, “Are y’all ok?  Is your church safe?”  I replied that, in addition to having hired a uniformed policeman to patrol our hallways on Wed. evenings, we have a number of armed church members.  “Are you scared?”, they asked.  I said calmly, “No, I’m not.”

John, the disciple, reminded his readers that, despite Christ having ultimately conquered death and the grave, for now “…the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”   In other words, until Christ returns evil will always be present.  But we should not – we cannot – live life in fear.  Paul wrote to Timothy, “God did not give us a spirit of fear.”   Should we be smart? Cautious? Prepared? Absolutely.  Fearful?  No.

So, the question should not be, “Are you afraid?”, but rather, “Are you ready?”  Because whether it’s a nut-case walking into a church with a rifle, or being hit by a drunk driver, or a sudden heart-attack, we all know that death is a part of life.

God prompted the author of Hebrews to give us a sobering warning:  we all have an appointment with death; and after that, judgment.

The question is:  Are you ready?

 

WED EVENING TEACHING THROUGH END OF FALL SEMESTER

Pastor Jason will be teaching this Wed. evening (11/8) due to my needing to be out of town.

On Wed., Nov. 15th, we will begin spending a couple of weeks studying “the Bible Jesus read”: the Old Testament.

Jesus, himself, continually used the Old Testament scriptures to give evidence of Himself as messiah and God.  To the religious leaders of the day, Jesus said, “You study the Scriptures [the Old Testament] diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.”  (John 5:39)

While it would take years to systematically study all 39 books of the Old Testament, we will, following a brief introduction to the Old Testament, zero in on three books: Job, Psalms & Proverbs.

NOTE 1: We had a tremendous crowd last Wed night for our study on Heaven, specifically studying what our passed-on loved ones are doing there now.  If you missed, you can access the Bacon Heights Facebook link here.

NOTE 2:  So as to avoid the lengthy holiday break, we will begin our systematic study of Revelation when we resume in January, 2018.

Join me on Nov. 15th as we dive deep into “the Bible Jesus read.”

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

“The enemy…makes a tour of inspection of our [character]… Where he finds us *weakest and most defective*…he attacks at that point… Little by little, he tries to achieve his own purposes, by dragging the soul down to his secret designs and corrupt purposes.” Ignatius of Loyola, 1491-1556, writing of the subtle, systematic, almost unnoticed wiles of the devil

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:

 

GRACE NOTES:  Purging Purgatory from “Biblical” Teaching

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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