THIS SUNDAY, 1/21
Choir: All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Preacher: Jason (preaching from Psalm 51; read through entire chapter)
THE SECOND COMING ACCORDING TO WAYLON JENNINGS
The second coming of Jesus Christ has always gripped my imagination. Believe it or not – my first real fascination with the topic came from, of all places, a song by one of my all-time favorite country artists, Waylon Jennings. I must have been around 10-12 years old when I first heard it – and I think I listened to the song a dozen times in a row on that old record player. I can still remember being half filled with awe and half scared to death.
The song is appropriately titled “Revelation” and, although the theology in the final line of the song is biblically inaccurate, the song’s description of how the world may react to Christ’s return is just as sobering to me today as it was 40+ years ago. Enjoy…
Week 2: Chapter 2
This week, we move from “the things [John has] seen, [to] those [things] that are” – the church age. In a teaching series from Revelation 2-3 I like to call, “You’ve Got Mail,” we’ll dive into the letters Jesus delivered to seven churches in Asia Minor/modern-day Turkey (these churches represent the church – Body of Christ – from history to modern-day). Four of those letters – written to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum & Thyatira – are recorded in chapter 2. Following a brief review of last week’s lesson on chapter 1, this is where we’ll camp.
You can watch Session 1 from last week here… Maranatha, 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
TO ALL THE SINGLE MOMS OUT THERE…
This past weekend, as I was helping Michelle with a number of errands and chores around the house, I couldn’t help but remember my mom having to take care of all of those types of things all by herself – all while raising three children.
Following my parents’ divorce between my 9th & 10th grade years, my mom was quickly forced to find a part-time job she would work every evening after leaving her full-time job for the day.
Beginning that year, when football season was over in the late Fall, mom would place a newspaper on my bed with part-time jobs circled. So, when I went to work part-time at 15 it was not to “help me learn responsibility” but rather to help my mom pay bills.
That first year i worked at our Chick-fil-a in our mall. Mom’s part-time, evening job at that time was at a clothing store in the same mall. She would come down during her break and get a beverage – always upbeat and smiling, no doubt to help me know “everything was gonna be alright.”
But, I knew, even though she tried not to show it, life was hard. I can remember seeing her cry during times she was lonely and times when money was so very short.
In addition to raising us kids and working two jobs, she’s the one who made sure the rent was paid, the cars were inspected & registered and running properly, that all of us kids had money for lunches, take off work and get us kids to the dr whenever we were sick – she even continued to cook supper almost all the time when we all got home. I could go on…
Just wanted all you single moms to know that all you do matters – and that you are awesome. And, with all of my heart, I thank you for not giving up. Only in heaven will you know the full impact of your relentless love shown to us children. nw
- The kitchen and restrooms near the FLC have been completed for several weeks now.
- Photos really don’t do justice to the amount of work being done on the steel framework for the second floor (third floor if you count the basement.) You need to see it for yourself. 🙂
- Below the surface: a ton of work continues to take place in the basement/children’s ministry area.
- Things are moving along nicely. Estimated completion date: late summer 2018
While watching one of the NFL playoff games this past weekend (commentated by Jim Nantz and Tony Romo) it occurred to me:
The No. 1 color-commentator for CBS NFL games: former Cowboys quarterback (Tony Romo)
The No. 1 color-commentator for FOX NFL games: former Cowboys quarterback (Troy Aikman)
The best all-time color-commentator for Monday Night Football: former Cowboys quarterback (Don Meredith)
QUOTE of the WEEK
I have a book in my library titled, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. Former atheist, Lee Strobel, summarizes that argument succinctly in this recent tweet of his:
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
As baseball fans begin looking forward to Opening Day on March 29th, I present to you a little baseball humor…
GRACE NOTES: “Behold, he is coming…” (Revelation 1:7)
Christ is on his way. And there’s no power on earth that can stop him. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick