***No Navigator E-News next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. That said, I am including a few extra moving and inspirational articles in this week’s Navigator that you can read in your spare time over the holidays. As is my goal, these articles will, both, strengthen your faith as well as arm you with confidence as you engage in intelligent dialogue about the Christian faith. Love to you all, Nick
THIS SUNDAY, 11/24
Primary Text: Luke 14:1-14
This weekend, 11/22-24, is the BHBC Student Ministry’s Disciple Now, or D-Now. Over 50 students will dive into the deep end of intense Bible learning and intense fun. Pray for Jordan Morales and her team, along with all the Host Families and those helping with meals.
100 YEAR OLD CHIEFS FAN & PATRICK MAHOMES
Because one of Lubbock’s favorite sons, former TTU quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is a part of this story I thought you would enjoy reading about it.
The story is heart-warming and has made the rounds on the internet. By all means, don’t miss watching the video at the end of the article. Have a kleenex ready. 🙂
Read the article here.
A SCIENTIST’S JOURNEY FROM ATHEISM TO FAITH
Sy Garte, a biologist and former atheist, explains what led him to make the choice to reject atheism and embrace the risen Christ. Read his story here.
FOUR REASONS FROM SCIENCE TO BELIEVE IN GOD
Dr. Michael Strauss is a friend and professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma. The man is brilliant and a leader in physics-related academia.
In his most recent blog, he gives four reasons why science gives evidence of the existence of God.
Read the blog here.
NFL QUARTERBACK, NICK FOLES, PREACHES THE GOSPEL DURING PRESS CONFERENCE
This is powerful…
HOW TO TEACH YOUR TEEN TO STUDY (AND LOVE) THE BIBLE
This article is outstanding.
Parents, the saying is true: you teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.
Want your child (or grandchild) to develop a love for the Word of God? Lead the way.
And don’t let Satan shame you or make you feel guilty for not knowing the Bible yourself. Learn with your child – together. 🙂
This article here is brief with clear and simple steps to begin falling in love with the Bible with your most precious possession: your child (or grandchild.) Read the article here.
A THEOLOGY OF WORK (last Sunday’s message in the late service)
ONE SUMMIT GROUP HOUR w/COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE ON THESE DATES
Dec. 15th, 22nd and 29th
QUOTE of the WEEK
And this gem from C.S. Lewis’ book, Miracles:
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
A guy said to his buddy: “My wife thinks I put football before marriage, even though we just celebrated our third season together.”
And a bonus…
Martha Stewart’s Tips for Rednecks
It’s considered tacky to take a cooler to church.
ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME
A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.
While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one’s OWN truck keys.
DATING (OUTSIDE THE FAMILY)
Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10pm. Others might say “Monday”. If the latter is the answer, it is the man’s responsibility to get her to school on time.
Refrain from talking to, or yelling at, characters on the screen. Tests have proven they can’t hear you.
For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create a tacky appearance.
GRACE NOTES: Every Christian is a Theologian
Read the very brief blog here.