Next weekend will be a packed one for GHBC. On Friday evening at 6:00 we will have the Good Friday service where we will observe the Lord’s Supper. The service will last only about 45 minutes, but will be a special time of remembering the death of Jesus on the cross for our sins. Our Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday morning, April 4. It will be a fun-filled time, especially for young families. After the kids find the 10,000 Easter eggs, I will share the gospel with them using the Resurrection Eggs. Please join me in inviting your friends and neighbors to this great event. There will be free breakfast tacos, bounce games, and even a train ride. On Easter Sunday, we are anticipating a great time of worshipping the Risen King. We will have Bible Life at 9:30am followed by worship at 11:00am. This year we are adding a special brunch for guests at 10:00am in the Great Hall. So many of you are helping serve in these special days of outreach and ministry. Thank you, and may God bless and use all of us for His glory and the expansion of His kingdom.
Our bi-annual Global Impact Celebration will be April 8-12. The theme is “One Sacred Effort: Finding Your Place in God’s Story.” If you have not already picked up your prayer guide, please do so. This extremely helpful document contains the GIC events and the various ministries that we are asking you to pray for—ministries that GHBC supports. We have online sign-ups for the various meals and for childcare.
Hundreds of manpower hours and thousands of dollars have been spent on these two massive events—Easter Weekend and Global Impact Celebration. I plead with you to find your place and help us broadcast the greatest story ever told! Please attend and invite others to join you.
This Sunday I am looking forward to preaching a message from Revelation 13:11-18 entitled “The Beast from the Earth.” I want to prepare you in advance that it is not a typical Palm Sunday sermon! We are making our way through the Book of Revelation and God is teaching us very much about the unfolding drama of redemption. The beast from the earth is a future religious leader who will lead the world in worshipping the Antichrist (the beast from the sea). Many of you continue to pray and encourage me in these messages and I sincerely thank you. Please keep praying. Satan is losing ground, but not without a fight.
I encourage you to take a minute to support House Bill 623 / HB 4105 by Representative Cecil Bell. This bill supports marriage consisting of one man and one woman in the state of Texas. You can help by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “I support HB 623 / HB 4105” in the subject line of your e-mail. Rep. Bell has received three times the support FOR same-sex marriage, so I encourage you to let your concern be heard.
Don’t forget to bring your change and dollar bills for our benevolence offering on Sunday. The buckets will be posted at all the entrances of the worship center. These monies go a long way in helping our own GHBC members who need some assistance.
God is working. See you Sunday.