THIS SUNDAY, 10/13 (New sermon series!)
Primary Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Summit Leadership Appreciation Banquet: Rescheduled!
About half of our small group faculty are available on Oct. 20th. While not minimizing the value of those people, I very much want to schedule our first Appreciation Banquet when almost everyone can attend.
I will be looking at the Spring calendar with the ministry staff and, soon, present to you the new date. nw
On Oct. 13th – It’s here!
If you could help me host the Biblical Learning table (half hour slots) shoot me an email or text.
Below is a list of the ministries that will be represented (in alphabetical order):
- Aspire-Special Friends – First Friday
- Biblical Learning: Summit Groups, Wed. Evening Classes & BH Carrol
- Missions – Operation CC; Lubbock Impact, Elevate, etc
- Senior Adults – flower ministry, Women who Pray, Sonshiner choir, Game Day, Prayer for the Nations; etc
- Students (youth)
- Women’s ministry
- Worship – Choir, Praise Team, Sound Tech
Official time of Fair is 11:30-2:00. Food trucks will be on site to make grabbing lunch easy. Whether you get your lunch on site or somewhere else, please make a point to swing back by the FLC to familiarize yourself with all Christ is doing in our midst.
THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF FORGIVENESS
The story and video clip of the young man forgiving the Dallas cop who mistakenly killed his brother has gone viral. (See video below)
I suspect that every Sunday morning church crowds are peppered with hurting people who’ve never forgiven someone who has hurt them deeply.
Keep in mind that forgiveness and trust are two completely different things. You can forgive someone without ever associating with them again. Forgiveness is not about changing them – it’s about changing us.
All of that said, may I offer you my story of forgiving my dad? You can read my story here. (My story here will also serve as this week’s Grace Notes devotional thought.)
Next to my profession of faith in Christ, forgiving him was the most life-changing decision I ever made. It was brutal. But it saved me on a number of levels.
Should you be where I once was, perhaps my story will help.
Love to you all, Nick
QUOTE of the WEEK
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
From the incomparable Bob Hope…
On Presidents: “I have performed for twelve presidents and entertained only six.”
On his six brothers: “That’s how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.”
On his family’s early poverty: “Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw in another brother.”
And a bonus…
GRACE NOTES: How I Forgave My Dad (see introduction above under “Life-changing power of forgiveness.) For your convenience, the link is provided for you again here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick