The Navigator: 9.6.18


Sunday, 9/9

Preacher:  Jason

Text: Proverbs 27:19



As I did in all of my meetings with our Small Group leadership, I asked the leaders of our Special Friends ministry if they had any suggestions.  They did.

First, Rosie Rodriguez asked, “Could you please let all other classes know who we are and where we meet?  On occasion we have a ‘straggler’ who gets lost.  If everyone knows where we meet they will be able to help that person find their way back to our class.”

As listed in last week’s Navigator, our Special Friends class meets in the north end of the FLC adjacent to the kitchen.

Second, Rosie asked if any classes might be open to one of their attendees visiting your class on occasion to lead a prayer.

You can certainly text or email me and let me know and I will pass along your response to Rosie.  nw



The new building is practically completed.  Practically. 

Although we’ve been given permission to begin moving chairs & furniture into the new space, we have not yet been issued the Certificate of Occupancy.  Until we do, we cannot legally occupy the new space.

Some of you will remember, due to the construction of the Commons, we were, for a few weeks, unable to use the Worship Center.  In response, we issued an “all call” for help in moving all the chairs in the Worship Center to the FLC.  It was an amazing feat that was accomplished in record time. This “all call” is coming once again to seek help in moving chairs into the all the new rooms.

I will keep you posted on the “all call” and when we can begin using the new space.



Revelation – Nick Watts – Worship Center

It Starts @ Home – Jason Atchley – 109

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Michael Dain – 219

Prayer – Wellspring – 110

GriefShare – Tom & Diane Heath – 209

Divorce Care – Isaias & Sonya Martinez – 212



Want to decorate your new class room and/or store supplies?  Following the disclaimer are the policies established by our Facilities Team.

Disclaimer:  Don’t panic as you read the policies.  All of us understand that there have to be policies in place.  Just as there must be lanes on a highway, if you don’t provide boundaries we begin swerving all over the place.  Further, the adage always applies in this context: “if you let one person do it, you have to let everyone.”  If you would like to use decorations that are dear to your class or that help communicate your present curriculum all you have to do is set up a brief meeting with the Facilities Team (comprised of level-headed folks) and state your case.

What follows is exactly what I was given from the Facilities Team:

Please remember that this is a shared space.  The facility team will handle all decorating and we ask that no decorations, furnishings, posters, etc. be added without the facility team’s approval.

If you need to store any class materials in the room, please contact Nick Watts.

We will also need your cooperation in keeping the rooms clean.  Please help by doing the following:

  • Use plates for ALL food items. Donut glaze ruins vacuum cleaners.
  • Bring a cup of coffee to class with you, but always use a lid.
  • Coffee will be available at three conveniently located stations. Coffee pots, sugar, creamer, etc. should never be brought into classrooms.
  • Pick up all visible trash after your meeting.
  • If you don’t finish your beverage, please pour it down a drain to prevent messes caused by leaky trash bags.
  • Bag all of your trash and place in the designated trash bin after your meeting and re-line the trash can.

Thank you for your cooperation with keeping our facilities in excellent condition!  BHBC Facilities Team



I am always looking for opportunities to learn.  That said, I have attended the Lanier Lectures at LCU before and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I am unable to attend this year’s event but, since it’s completely free, I wanted to  let you know that it’s available.

This year’s event is titled, “Searching for the Historical King David.”  The speaker is Yosef Garfinkel.  Born in Israel, he studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem earning degrees in Archaeology and Geography (B.A.), Prehistory and Biblical Archaeology (M.A.) and a Ph.D. on the Pottery Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic periods.

You can find more info here.  Tickets are free but, to keep up with numbers, they ask for an RSVP.


Quick biblical food-for-thought…

From this past Wed’s Revelation study (chapter 13):

“Then I (John) saw a second beast (the false prophet), coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.”  (Rev. 13:11)

This false prophet looks like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon.

[Jesus said], “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

The thing about false prophets is that they never look like false prophets. Satan himself “masquerades as an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11:14)

Masquerading as a preacher of heaven, this man’s words are straight out of hell. Although his words may contain nuggets of truth, a half-truth is still a whole lie.

This is why Paul encouraged the Thessalonians,

“test every [kind of prophecy/preaching/teaching against scripture]; hold on to what is good; reject every kind of evil.” (1 Thtess. 5:21-22)

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick



Thursday evening, Sep. 27th – Singing Men Concert.  70 men from the West Texas and Panhandle regions will present a concert in the BHBC Worship Center.  7pm.  Free.

Sunday evening, Sep. 30th –  Movie Night:  “I Can Only Imagine.” A perfect church-wide event for the purpose of inviting an un-churched or hurting friend.  This movie portrays the liberating power of forgiveness.

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd – B.H. Carroll Theological Institute classes begin.  Member of BHBC and desire to audit the class for free?  Click here.  Pursuing a Masters Degree?  Register here.

 Sunday, Oct. 7th – New Building Dedication:  Summit Groups will meet at 8am & 9:15  (10:45 classes will need to adjust; more on these logistics soon)  One combined celebration service at 10:45am.

Wed., Oct. 31st – Fall Fest – 6-8pm

Saturday, Nov. 17th – [Un]Apologetic Conference (sponsored by the BGCT).  For Info and Registration click here.


QUOTE of the WEEK:



“Some people ask the secret to my wife’s and my marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes on Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” Henny Youngman

And, a bonus….

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” His father replied, “Adam & Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.”

The child then went to his mother and asked her the same thing. She told him, “We were monkeys. Then we evolved to become like we are now.”

The child ran back to his father and cried, “You lied to me!” His father said, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.”


GRACE NOTES:  Our Illuminating God

Recently, I toured Marvel Cave in Missouri.  At one point in the tour, the guide turned out the lights with the only source of light being a small candle.  What struck me was not how dark it was, but how much light that small candle provided in pitch-black, suffocating darknessI was reminded of a biblical truth:  even the smallest light can dispel the greatest, thickest darkness.  Read the blog here.


Soli Deo Gloria, Nick