ENCOUNTER is HERE! April 8-11
Welcome, Zack Randles (preaching) & Jim Archer (music)
Sun., 4/8 – regular morning schedule; Evening service begins at 6pm
Mon – Wed Evenings – 7pm
Special Events during the week:
Mon., 4/9 – Men’s Lunch – noon – FLC (lunch is provided free of charge)
Tues., 4/10 – Women’s Lunch – noon – FLC (lunch is provided free of charge)
Wed., 4/11 – Steak Dinner – 6pm – FLC (tickets are $3)
***ENCOURAGER TRAINING: Wed. evening, 4/4; 6:30pm; Rm. 129
You can direct friends to ENCOUNTER info on our church web site here.
This week, 4/4: Chapter 9
Chapter 8 concluded with an angel shouting, “Woe! Woe! Woe (grief; terror; judgment is coming) to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”
Chapter 9 begins with the first of the three trumpet blasts which signals the opening of the “bottomless pit/abyss”, where imprisoned demons have dwelt since ancient times. The ensuing events on sinful mankind are terrifying.
Of Note: these types of passages are not the “nice, warm-fuzzy” passages we enjoy reading. But, nonetheless, they must be preached, read and studied. 19th century, British pastor, Charles Spurgeon, once told his congregation:
“My friends, my natural love for you makes me wish that I could preach only pleasant things to you, but…I dare not preach a soft gospel.”
Further, never forget: God promised in chapter 1, verse 3 –
“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”
No doubt, one of the “blessings” is that reading Revelation serves as a blasting siren, warning all who have not yet placed their faith in the Lamb.
Join me. 6:30pm. BHBC Worship Center, April 4th.
NOTE: ***No Revelation study next Wed., 4/11, due to ENCOUNTER.
A SCIENTIST LISTS EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass; Washington University School of Medicine
I thought this would serve as a wonderful follow-up to Easter Sunday. Enjoy. Read the article here.
***THE ELEVATOR IS OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.***
All is going according to schedule. By the time construction is completed we’ll have 16,000 additional square feet, comprising 14 new classrooms.
As you can see when you drive by, the exterior is coming along quickly on both the north and south sides of the building. Regarding the interior, the rooms are beginning to take shape as the crew continues to nail & screw the studs into place. Photos of the new rooms on the first floor would be confusing. But the following photos will help give you an idea of the all the progress being made.
Hallway connecting FLC to Commons (view from FLC doors)
Newly built west stairwell (not usable yet)
South exterior (54th st.)
South Exterior (54th st.) – if you stretch the photo you can see all the metal studs that have been put in place throughout the second floor.
North exterior (53rd st.) – Note that the new AC units have been installed on the new roof.
This is not a “seminar”; it is a class with a hands-on environment designed to teach church safety officers the basic requirements of the job.
Who should attend? Church safety leadership; potential church safety leadership; greeters; ushers; church staff
Sat., April 28th; 8am-1pm
QUOTE of the WEEK
This week’s quote is short & sweet. Sometimes we just need to be reminded…
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
Actual statements made in a court of law…
Attorney: What is the date of your birth?
Witness: July 18th.
Attorney: What year?
Witness: Every year.
Attorney: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
Witness: He’s 20, very close to your IQ.
And a bonus…
GRACE NOTES: The Rise & Fall a Nation
Very short. Will take you less than a minute to read. Access the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick