THIS SUNDAY, Sep. 24th
Choir: Lord, I Need You
Preacher: Jason (New preaching series: “The 9”)
JOY! UNSPEAKABLE JOY! UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE
For those needing an internet link to the soundtrack of this year’s Christmas musical, I’ve got good news. Before I had a chance to upload it myself, I discovered someone else had already done so. Whoever uploaded it included some additional music by Handel. The actual musical ends around the 40 minute mark.
FAKE NEWS: THE TIMING of CHRIST’S RETURN
While I would be thrilled with the return of Christ this coming Saturday – and he certainly is returning one day – don’t believe people like this (mentioned in the article below). Incidentally, after I posted this on my Facebook page one person commented, “If you meet someone claiming to be a ‘biblical numerologist’ walk away.” 🙂
Three times in the final chapter of the Bible (Revelation 22) Jesus says, in essence, “I’m on my way.”
Like I heard a preacher once say, “Live your life as if Christ is coming back tomorrow (with hopeful anticipation). Plan your life as if he’s not returning for 1000 years (live and love life freely and intelligently.)
You can read the FOX News article here.
NABEEL QURESHI: 1983-2017
I was introduced to Nabeel while studying Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. His biography, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (which wound up on the NYT best-selling list) helped me understand Islam and the power of Nabeel’s journey to faith in Christ.
Nabeel was a humble, compassionate man, raised a devout Muslim and ultimately confessing his faith in Christ.
He was brilliant: a medical doctor and a highly sought after speaker on the topics of Islam and defending the Christian faith.
Over the past year, I regularly joined the thousands who watched his vlog’s (video blogs) as he allowed us to journey with him as he battled cancer. This past weekend he stepped into glory and saw Jesus face to face. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.
You may well have never heard of him, but this I know: you will be strengthened and encouraged by reading about him here. The article includes several “video blogs” of Nabeel, including one during his final days in the hospital in Houston.
Last week’s session – a review of Sessions 1 & 2 – can be viewed on BHBC’s Facebook page here.
This week’s topic (9/20): “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ”. Dead men don’t just rise from the dead…do they?
Some have asked for the link to Session 1: You can view it on the BHBC Facebook page here.
CHORAL SONG SCHEDULED FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY (Just kidding. Sort of.)
Tile has begun to be laid in the kitchen! (view from west doorway leading to preschool area)
Progress on the west stairwell. (view from south parking lot)
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of [us]. [We] are as much alone with him as if [we] were the only being he had ever created.” C.S. Lewis
“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand…” (Psalm 139:17-18)
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
John was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place.
Looking up toward heaven, he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and I’ll give up drinking.”
Miraculously, a parking place appeared. John looked up again and said, “Never mind. I found one.”
GRACE NOTES: Being on the Receiving End of Gossip
We’ve all been there. And it hurts. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick