THIS SUNDAY, 2/2
Primary Text: 1 John 1:1-2 – The Greatest Story Rarely Told, Part 2 of 2
Our local Body of Christ known at Bacon Heights continues to “catch fire.” This past Sunday four people joined our fellowship. Our Wednesday evening classes continue to grow in attendance. And there is a growing “sweet, sweet spirit in this place.”
I cannot help but believe it is a result of our return to fervent prayer. (Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.”)
“As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given.” (Daniel 9:23)
In visiting with not only our staff, but with numerous BHBC members as well, it appears it is the right time to begin transitioning from the “SUMMIT” concept. This ideal/strategy has not been emphasized in years and, as a result, very few have any idea what it means, making it confusing.
Feel free to call your Sunday morning class “Sunday School” or “Small Group Bible Study” again.
Further, if you were not in my class this past Wed. evening, you will notice when you arrive on Sunday the SUMMIT banners have been removed in the Worship Center. (The room looks twice as large now – sort of like when you take down your Christmas decorations. 🙂 ) Please know the removal of the banners is not a slight on past leadership. We simply are convicted that “fresh wind and fresh fire” are blowing through BHBC.
DISCOVERY OF NEHEMIAH’S WALL
I found this article quite fascinating. Enjoy the article here.
OUR PLAN vs. GOD’S PLAN
This is so true. A picture really does say a thousand words.
This week, please pray specifically that BHBC members:
- would know Christ and make him known. (Philippians 3:10)
- would be empowered for service. (1 Peter 4:10)
QUOTE of the WEEK
“By defeating the forces of evil, Jesus’ actions show the arrival of the delivering rule of God with a power that transforms the landscape of life at a profound level… [Jesus] acted with unusual force & authority…”
[Because of the Gospel], “the finger of God is at work. Demons flee. The grip is lifted. Satan’s house is plundered, his kingdom is being dismantled. At the center of it all stands Jesus Christ.”
Dr. Darrell Bock, “Who Is Jesus? Linking the Historical Jesus with the Christ of Faith”
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
“I’ve found that if you stick part of one pant leg into your sock – people expect a lot less of you.”
GRACE NOTES: A Word to Fellow Pastors (and all other believers)
Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick