The Navigator: 10.8.2020

THIS SUNDAY, 10/11

Preacher:  Nick Watts; John 7:25-36

First Grade Bible Presentation:  During this Sunday’s 10:45 worship service, Dana Kluzek will present our 1st graders with the most precious gift: the Word of God.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” – Isaiah 40:8

 

CHRIST AT WORK

News from 2020 is not all bad.  Jesus said he is always at work.

  1. This past Saturday, our deacon body cleaned up two of our church-owned homes as well as winterized the cars of 14 single moms & widows.
  2. My dear friend, Jerry Ramirez, at FBC, Lubbock, spear-headed an effort to feed some 3000 people at UMC this past week.  Several people from BHBC were able to join the effort.

 

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN CHRIST’S RESURRECTION?

When responsibly investigating historical events, historians commonly assert, “anything is possible, but we look closely at the evidence for what is most plausible.”

The resurrection of Christ is the epicenter of the Christian faith.  Without the resurrection there is no Christianity.  Therefore, every believer should be able to engage in intelligent dialogue on this topic.

The facts presented in this 6-minute video don’t prove Jesus’ resurrection (no one can disprove it either).  What these facts do is present evidence that makes any explanation other than Jesus bodily rose from the dead implausible.

 

CHRISTIAN HISTORY – OUR ENGLISH BIBLE

The vast majority of Christians have no clue as to the price that was paid (by many) for us to have a Bible translated into English (as well as other “languages of the people.”)  I have a number of books on this topic.  I would highly recommend reading  A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World’s Best-Selling Book.

This past Tuesday, October 6, I was mindful of the anniversary of what took place in 1536, when William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into the English language. His last words: “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” For Tyndale, the Bible “for the people” meant that all could drink from the truth itself, without pressure or pretext. Two years after Tyndale’s death, King Henry authorized the distribution of the Matthew bible, much of it Tyndale’s work.

 

ENCOURAGEMENT

For Pastor Lowrie’s most recent sermon, click here.

NOTE:  Pastor Lowrie is doing extremely well after being taken to the ER last Sunday.  In fact, he was back at our offices on Monday morning as good as new.

 

For a list of Search Team members, or to know the steps for communicating with the Team, please click here and scroll down. Pray for them!

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

This is absolutely profound:

And,…

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

 

SOUL FOOD:  Moving at the Pace of God

Ever try to hurry God up?  That’s always a bad decision.  Read the blog here.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick