The Navigator: 12.13.18

Let’s try this one more time… 🙂

 

THIS SUNDAY, 12/16

Choral Musical Presentation:  “Come and See; Go and Tell”

Both AM worship services – 9:15 & 10:45

Hats off to Glenna Applewhite and all of our instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as our amazing Audio-Visual Team for their hard work (and rescheduling) in preparation to magnify Christ through music.

 

GREAT WORK, SUMMIT LEADERSHIP!

It appears our lines of communication were effective this past weekend as dangerous road conditions forced us to cancel Sunday activities.  Thank you for contacting your classes and helping us avoid any confusion.

 

CONFIDENT IGNORANCE

Mark Twain famously quipped, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

“Confident ignorance” is how I’ve come to describe those who make baseless claims as though they are factual.  This video clip (under 7 minutes) is a perfect example.

Here’s the context:  The young man, a self-proclaimed (and extremely self-assured) scientist and atheist, in preparation for his actual question, makes numerous claims in rapid-fire fashion.  This is common practice for some atheists & skeptics since it squeezes out room for any intelligent response, as well as using their “confident ignorance” as a tool to intimidate timid believers into believing that what they are spouting off is actually true.

The wise believer simply waits for the nonsense to stop and offers an intelligent response, which is what Ravi Zacharias does here in respectful, yet devastating, fashion.

 

 

BHBC OFFICE & WORSHIP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Sunday, 12/23 – Combined SUMMIT Groups at 9:15; combined Worship Service at 10:45

Sunday, 12/23 – Christmas Eve Service (one day early); 6pm

12/24 – Office open 9-Noon

12/25 – Offices closed for Christmas holiday.

12/26-12/31 – Office will be open 9-Noon.

Sunday, 12/30 – Combined SUMMIT Groups at 9:15; combined Worship Service at 10:45

1/1 – Offices closed for New Years holiday.

 

FROM DONNA LOCK – FOR DONATIONS TO BE COUNTED TOWARD 2018:

  1. must be postmarked no later than 12-31-18,
  2. donated thru PushPay by 12-31-18 cut-off or
  3. brought to the office by 12 noon on the 28th to be included in their EOY statement for IRS purposes?

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

“Here’s a side to the Christmas story that isn’t often told:  those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb, were made so that nails might be driven through them…..Jesus was born to die.”  John MacArthur, God With Us: The Miracle of Christmas

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

 

GRACE NOTES:  Christmas & Brueghel’s “Procession to Calvary”

A picture really does say a thousand words.  Read the blog here.

 

Merry Christmas, St. Nick