The Navigator: 2.14.19

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THIS SUNDAY, 2/17/19

Preacher:  Jason

Text:  Matthew 25:14-31  (last sermon in Jason’s series on “generosity.”)

 

SUMMIT GROUP BIO’s!

We’re sooooo close to getting this wrapped up.

I still need photos, brief bios & a brief description of current curriculum from:

BASE CAMP – Isaias Martinez

UNIVERSITY/YOUNG ADULTS – Shawn Coleman

FORMERLY “PARENTS OF YOUTH” – Michael Dain, Gail White

OPEN DOOR – Tom Heath

THE MIX – Mel & Dormye Halbrooks

 

BACON-FEST REPORT

Don Baldwin expressed great thanks.  The student ministry brought in just under $4000.  Don says it is twice as much as they raised last year.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

MINOR PROPHETS with a MAJOR MESSAGE

This past Wed., we mined the message of Amos.

One of the reasons God sent Amos to the northern kingdom of Israel was to rebuke them for disregard for genuine worship of God.

It is easy to skim over the biblical passages citing God’s abhorrence of fake, ritualistic worship. But we should heed them with great fear.  In Amos 5:21, God thunders,

I hate, I despise all your pretense – the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.

One scholar offered commentary on why God used both “hate” and “despise” describing his disgust for pretentious worship.  He states:

Two Hebrew words here combine to express the attitude more forcefully than either could by itself.  The result can be translated, “I reject with utter hatred.”

May our worship of the Almighty be always sincere.  nw

 

A DIGITAL CHURCH DIRECTORY

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Have you accessed our Online Church Directory?

1. Click here and establish an “ACS Login”.

2. Download the Church Life App for your mobile device.

3. Log in using the ACS email and password you created.

4. Make any preferred changes to  your profile and/or add a photo.

Don’t have an email in our system?

Complete the Connect Card in your Worship Guide on Sunday and either place it in the offering plate during the service or in the gray box in our Commons.

 

 

Registration is now open!

Dr. Matt Baird is scheduled to teach New Testament I – The Gospels (SWBLI 5211).

The term ‪begins Tuesday, March 19. Final class is Tuesday, May 7.

Here is the course description: An introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.

This is meaty content for equipping all believers as well as teachers.

Please promote this among your respective classes. BHBC members can attend for ZERO dollars. It’s never been easier to receive graduate level training.

Click here to register through BHBC to audit the course.

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

 

GRACE NOTES:  Church.  Does it really matter?

An entry from last week’s Navigator dove-tailed into a blog I wrote a couple of days later.  It must be a topic of great debate and interest because the blog created quite a bit of online activity.  Read the blog here.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick