The Navigator: 11.8.18

 

THIS SUNDAY, 11/11

Preacher:  Jason

Text:  Matthew 2:9-12

 

SUMMIT TEAM LEADERSHIP LUNCH & TRAINING:  Sunday, Nov. 11th; noon; FLC

There is one thing that most churches do poorly.  It’s not intentional.  We just forget.  And that’s what I want to visit with you about.  I need you there.  Join me.

Spouses are invited!

At the conclusion of the meeting I will be giving you all a copy of Josh & Sean McDowell’s seminal apologetic, More Than a Carpenter.

 

NOVEMBER 17th; 9am-4pm; BHBC

When I began learning how logical and reasonable the Christian faith truly is, my faith deepened dramatically. As a result, I felt like I had been “set free” to engage in intelligent, non-defensive dialogue where Christianity is concerned with even the most skeptical of skeptics.

I had professed my faith in Christ at 11 years old. But, for well over a decade, had anyone asked me to “give a logical defense” of my faith (as Peter instructs in 1 Peter 3:15) I wouldn’t have really known what to say other than, “The Bible says it – I believe it.”

That cliche’ may work with a few, but not with the vast majority of mankind.

During one of the Breakout Sessions, I will present my talk titled, “How Atheism Failed Me.” For some, atheism works. For me, it failed miserably. After studying historical atheists like Nietzsche, Hume and Russell, along with contemporary atheists like Harris, Gray and Nagel, I, like former atheist, Alister McGrath (who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and teaches at Oxford), concluded the Bible presents the worldview that makes most sense of the world.

During my session, I will tell my story of how I came back to faith in Christ after finding my 19 year old son in his bedroom after he had taken his own life. I so wanted to believe there couldn’t possibly be a God. What I found in my effort to *dis*prove God was evidence so overwhelming for his existence that, I, like Peter, found myself confessing to Christ, “Where else could I go? You have the words of eternal life.”

The command from Peter in 1 Peter 3:15 is just that: a command – not a suggestion.

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Boxes will also be available inside the new east entrance this Sunday.  All boxes are due no later than Sunday, 11/18.

 

FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION

It’s hard to believe that, after 21 weeks, we finally arrive next week at chapter 22.

As we walked, verse by verse, through chapter 21, we, through John’s eyes, saw the “new heaven and the new earth.”  Regarding our glorified bodies, the 17th century, Puritan pastor, Richard Baxter, wrote:

 

VIEWED OVER 42 MILLION TIMES…

Be encouraged as you watch this powerful performance of the timeless hymn, Amazing Grace.

 

 

FROM USA TODAY:  PHOTOS OF AMAZING ART & ARCHITECTURE

This is called “land art” – it’s completely flat, painted on grass field.  Photo is taken from high above.  Location: Geneva, Switzerland.

The “Golden Bridge” just outside Da Nang, Vietnam.

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

I completely agree…

 

GRACE NOTES:  Finding Our Way

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It’s tough to find our way around in the dark.  Read the brief blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick