On Sunday I will preach on Revelation 11:1-14 as we continue our study in this amazing book of prophecy. This text deals with two prophets in the last days who will preach three and a half years in Jerusalem and then be killed by the Antichrist. God will raise them from the dead and they will ascend to heaven, and everyone watching the news will see it! Pray, read the text before Sunday, and invite someone to come with you.
There are so many things about which I want to write, but I will try to be brief and hit the highlights.
- I attended the Austin Pastors Prayer Retreat this week with Ross Hartsfield and it was a great experience. There were at least a hundred pastors and ministers who came, and God richly blessed.
- Ashley and I visited with Ben Franco on Wednesday at the hospital before his heart catheterization. We walked in the room and discovered it was full of people from his GHBC Bible Life class! God blessed and he was able to go home that day.
- Our SoulMates class led by Nate and Heather Ingle was full of engaged couples.
- Our children’s worship service started with a bang with a great crowd and lots of energy. Thank you, Jennifer Angle, and the team of volunteers who pulled this off.
Now for a few things coming up:
- Saturday morning at 8:00am we are having a men’s Super Bowl Breakfast (no charge). We are meeting in Building A, rooms 327-329.
- Sunday evening at 5:00pm we are having a huge Super Bowl party for our students with chili and many door prizes including an I-pad. Our student pastor, Daniel VanCleave, said all are invited to come; just bring a 2-liter soft drink and a large snack. We have some very large screens—one is 250 inches—on to watch the game.
- Sunday morning I am leading an evangelism training class at 9:30am in the Atrium and Ross will lead one in Building C, rooms 247-248.
Finally, I want to ask our church family if you would help me with a ministry item. Dr. Steven Smith, whose wife Ashley is very ill, called me this week and asked if our people would write a note of encouragement to Ashley’s parents, Ron and Kay Cherry. Ashley is suffering from an inflammatory immune disease and her mom, Kay, is really shouldering huge responsibilities in helping the family. Steven is asking if we will send notes of encouragement to his in-laws letting them know we are praying for them and for Ashley. I mailed a note this week and invite you to do the same. Please send it to Ron and Kay Cherry, 10127 Tate Lane, Frisco, TX 75034. If you prefer, you may email them at iEncourage7@gmail.com. For updates on Ashley’s health, go to stevenwsmith.net. Dr. Smith served our church as the interim pastor in 2010 and did an outstanding job. Let us take some time to honor his heartfelt request. Thanks for helping!
See you Sunday.
1 Peter 5:7