CHOIR REHEARSAL resumes this Wed., Jan 10th! 5:30pm
THIS SUNDAY, Jan. 14th
Choir: Shine On Us
Preacher: Jason (see Eph. reference above for Jason’s text for this Sunday)
Prepare to join me on Wed. evenings, beginning Jan. 10th, for our verse-by-verse study of the last book 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.
John MacArthur rightly stated,
“Those who ignore Revelation deprive themselves of a rich treasure of divine truth.”
In preparation for our scriptural journey together, read through chapter one of this fascinating “revelation/unveiling” of Jesus Christ. And then join me on Jan. 10th, at 6:30 in the Worship Center. Nick
WED. EVENING CLASSES OFFERED; BEGINNING JAN. 10th; 6:30pm
**Below is the “nuts & bolts” info. For more information click here.
Revelation: led by Nick Watts; Worship Center
Men’s Study: “Being a Dad/Fatherhood”; led by Mike Lewis; Lower Level Room 9
Women’s Study: “Living Life Together”; led by Judy Gerlt ; Bergstrom Hall.
GriefShare: led by Tom Heath; Annex 3 – 5109 54th St. (across 54th from main office)
Strength to Love: led by Dormye Halbrooks & Cam Johnston (see web link for location info)
Divorce-Care: led by Isaias & Sonya Martinez; Conference Room
English as a Second Language: This class will meet on Sundays at 3 pm beginning Jan. 7, 2018. Meets in Rm 129
THE RELENTLESS (AND FUTILE) ATTEMPT TO ATTACK THE HISTORICAL EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST
This past Christmas morning the Washington Post decided it would be a perfect time to question Jesus’ existence in history. Written ignorantly as well as irresponsibly, one of my professors, Dr. Mike Licona (one of the scholars interviewed by Lee Strobel), quickly posted the following response:
“Shame on the Washington Post. But not at all surprising. When the Post can publish an article claiming Jesus never existed, it’s just one more weight on the scale of the sort of poor journalism we have often come to expect from that news source. Apparently, it does not matter to the Post that, despite the fact there are countless agnostic, atheist, and Jewish historians, less than a dozen of them hold that Jesus never existed. In fact, there are only 7, according to that position’s leading proponent, Richard Carrier. And that’s when Carrier includes himself! Imagine if Christian scholars proposed an equally ridiculous hypothesis, such as the earth is flat and that there were only 7 who held this view. Such a position would never be taken seriously. And rightly so. I suppose the Post was courting the only readers it would have on Christmas morning.”
As New Testament scholar, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston, once said, “There is more evidence for the existence of Jesus than for any other ancient figure.” Even atheistic New Testament scholar, Dr. Bart Ehrman, in his book, Did Jesus Exist?, writes, “The reality is that, whatever else you may think about Jesus, he certainly did exist.”
QUOTE of the WEEK
“The book of Revelation is not meant for casual or ‘lite’ reading; to genuinely hear it summons us to grapple with God’s judgment on a world in rebellion against him.” Dr. Craig Keener
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
BONUS: Enjoy this series of photos from USA Today from the animal kingdom. They are laugh-out-loud funny. Click here to view them.
GRACE NOTES: The Most Important Question a Person Will Ever Answer: Who is Jesus?
Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick