When you arrive on campus Sunday, you will notice many new things. Throughout our Ministry Mall the carpet is being replaced with stained, polished concrete and the walls are being painted. Everything looks so much brighter and more inviting. I think you will be so very pleased with what you see. Also, if all goes according to plan, we should have all our new audio and video equipment installed in the worship center. It is going to sound and look amazing. Phase 1 of Building Vision is going phenomenally well and that is because of God’s blessings upon our church as you have given so generously. All the work being done will be paid for in cash; we are not borrowing any money to do this. We should start construction of our new coffee shop and library next week. In addition, we will also redesign the ground floor of Building C to make it the main entrance to our church.
Phase 2 of Building Vision will begin soon. The projects we desire to accomplish will be listed in the worship guide. Ashley and I count it a great privilege to serve here at GHBC and invest our life and our finances into the work of the Kingdom of God happening at 10500 Jollyville. I ask that you continue to give as we accomplish our vision of being a radiant church in Austin that touches our city and takes the gospel all over the planet!
I currently serve on the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC). I also serve as the president of the SBTC Bible Conference, which will hold its annual Bible conference and meeting at GHBC November 13-15. This means we are getting ready to host many people on our church campus. The Convention is looking forward to coming to Austin and being with us those three days. The theme for both the Bible Conference and Annual Meeting is The Holy Spirit. I am praying that God moves in a powerful way, and that all those who step onto our church campus are greatly blessed and encouraged by the Holy Spirit of God.
On Sunday I will share a message with you from Genesis 45:1-15 entitled “The Moment of Truth.” The scene is a powerful one in the Joseph narrative. This biblical text teaches us so much about the sovereignty of God, the grace of God, and the power of forgiveness. If you know someone who needs a touch from God or someone who is struggling with the pain of unforgiveness, please invite that person to join you for worship on Sunday. I believe God will work many miracles in our midst on Sunday. I may even get a bit excited as I preach! Funny story–Savannah Worrall, seven-year-old daughter of Matt and Deborah, told her mom, “On Sunday Pastor Danny was talking really loud….I could even hear him during my nap in church.”
Have a blessed weekend. Prepare your heart to meet God on the Lord’s Day at Great Hills. Invite someone to join you for Bible study, fellowship, and worship. I believe God is going to move in powerful ways in our church on Sunday.