Several things happened or are happening soon, so I thought I’d mention several miscellaneous thoughts…
BAKERS. First, tomorrow marks the Bakers’ third year in the Teens of Faith! That’s 3 years of pizza. 3 years of camp. 3 years of Saturday soul-winning meals. 3 years of door-knocking. 3 years of Knott’s Berry Farm. 3 years of grubby kids in their nice cars! 3 years of investment in… you. Have you thought about that lately? I just listened to a sermon on thanksgiving by Bro. Jay Nepomoceno from Lighthouse in LaVerne. He talked about how 9 of the 10 lepers forgot to thank Jesus for healing them. Do you ever forget about the things the Bakers do for you? I do. Thank you, Bro. and Mrs. Baker! Thank you, Bro. Ken, for spending the best part of your 80’s in with the teens!
LAST NIGHT. Last night was the debate between Bro. Ken Ham and Bill Nye. Bro. Ham was focused on his central argument: that because no one was there to see the world begin, creationists AND evolutionists have a belief about origins. Creationists acknowledge their belief while evolutionists are so brainwashed that they believe without even realizing it. It was a good debate and the full video is up on youtube.
BRO. GIBBS. Wasn’t Bro. Gibbs on Sunday phenomenal? The guys who go to the men’s meeting at Liberty each year have heard him a lot, but most of our church hadn’t heard him preach since about 2010! He is so interesting. He tells amazing stories, and he is so clear with God’s Word. Don’t you with I could do that? (Don’t answer that.) J
PR. The Preaching Rally is coming right up! Like… next week! Amazing. Hey, think of this… more than you trying to make sure everyone else gets a blessing from the preaching, why don’t you make it a point to pray this whole week about God speaking to you. This PR isn’t just about serving others. You shouldn’t think, “I hope _____ comes because he/she needs this topic!” No. You worry about you. You should say, “God, change me. Give me your thoughts. Help me follow you.” He will guide you through the preaching of God’s Word.
BOOKS. If you’ve read the Bible college book and the Timeless book (or any of the minibooks too, for that matter), go to Amazon.com and put up a good rating. It will help spread the word. If you hated the books… just burn them or something. Don’t put any bad reviews on there. Only 5-star reviews allowed or we’ll throw you out the window like an iPod full of worldly music! We have the following “A Case For…” books on Amazon: Being Timeless, Bible College, Dating God’s Way, Sunday Night Church, and Reverence. Most of them have 0 ratings. A couple of the books are being highlighted in some upcoming publications soon, so if you think about it, please review.
PREACHING RALLY – Feb. 15. Please be here at 10:15am.
- Friday workdays – a couple guys have volunteered to come on Fridays to help prepare. Most of the yard work will be completed on the Friday workdays rather than a church-wide Saturday workday.
- Cleanup – please plan to stay an hour after the PR to help clean up. Cleanup will include trash cleanup, vacuuming, returning tables, etc.
- Memorized by tonight
- Dress rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5-6pm.
- Skit practice the day of the PR Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10am.