The Navigator: 9.19.19

 

THIS SUNDAY, 9/22

Preacher:  Jason

Primary text:  Acts 17:16-34

 

CLEMSON HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, DABO SWINNEY & HIS FAITH IN CHRIST

This article addresses a debate I’ve had with friends of mine.  And there are times when the issue has gotten muddied in the water.

But my friend from way back, Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, has a way here of stating the law clearly and succinctly.

Jesus never once imposed the gospel on a single person. And neither has Coach Swinney.  Clemson is the reigning College Football Champion.

Read the brief article here.

 

DOES GOD EXIST? IF SO, WHAT EVIDENCE DO WE HAVE FOR HIS EXISTENCE?

Two solid videos here to arm you with confidence and, once again, strengthen your faith as you are reminded that the evidence for the existence of God is overwhelming.  Both videos include Eric Metaxas, a brilliant NYT best-selling author and a devoted follower of Christ.

The first video is his latest video clip from Prager U.  Mathematical physicist, Eric Weinstein, tweeted he disagrees with this argument for God’s existence. I would like to hear his reasons.  The video is only 5 minutes.  View the video on the Prager U website here.

This second video (below) is from 2015.  I’ve have in my library – and have read – the book to which Metaxas refers in this interview – his most recent book at the time titled, “Miracles.”  The interview is only 3 minutes long.

Remember: every worldview, including atheism, requires a leap of faith.  Enjoy, nw

 

QUICK SERVING OF SOUL FOOD:

On the book of Job, chapters 1-2…

In his book, The Bible Jesus Read, Philip Yancey writes:

“Nowhere else in the Bible are we more clearly informed of a realm beyond our own – one we cannot see but, nonetheless, exists.

“Like Job, we live in ignorance of what is going on ‘behind the curtains.’ Job reminds us that the small history of mankind on this earth takes place within the large drama of the history of the universe. We are foot-soldiers in a spiritual battle with cosmic significance.

“In the words of C.S. Lewis, ‘There is no neutral ground in the universe – every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.”

Perhaps you’ve never had the unfortunate opportunity to develop a relationship with a narcissist.  Consider yourself blessed.

I worked with a textbook narcissist once.  To borrow a line I once heard in a movie, he was “so oily you could fry chicken on him.”

I thought this article was very solid.

Read the article here.

 

On Oct. 13th – Come and celebrate what Christ is doing in our midst!  More info in next week’s Navigator.

 

Registration is now open!

Click here to register to let us know you’re coming.  Space is limited.

Course:  New Testament II (Acts & the Letters of Paul)

Professor:  Dr. Matt Baird

Time & Location:  6:30pm; Tuesdays; BHBC; Room 217

First Class:  Tuesday, Oct. 8th

 

OSCAR NIGHT!

How much do I appreciate all you do?   Make plans to attend our very first Summit Leadership (and spouses) Appreciation Dinner and you’ll find out. 🙂

Date:  Sunday Evening, October 20th; 6pm; FLC

You can begin emailing your RSVP now.  Let us know if you’re coming and if anyone will be accompanying you so we can plan our food accordingly.  Simply email me and I’ll pass along your information to Tami Hines, our hostess.

Prepare to be appreciated.

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

 

GRACE NOTES: He’s Not a Tame Lion

We think of Jesus as a meek and mild gentleman sitting down petting a lamb and telling sweet stories to children.  The Bible sets things straight.

Read the blog here.

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick