I am so grateful for the many ways our church family is a radiant church, how so many of you continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Many prayers continue to ascend to heaven on behalf of little Greyson Braune, the 18-month old son of Austin and Brittany Braune, who suffers from a rare disease. Brittany’s dad, Allan Nichols, expressed how much he appreciates the way his church family has reached out to his family during this very critical time. Greyson is tentatively scheduled for surgery next week when the doctors will perform a tracheotomy and also insert a feeding tube. Please continue to pray for little Greyson and the family. Thank you to all who have provided meals. Let us continue to do all we can to minister to this family. Allan told me he did not know how people make it through a time like this without a church home.
Rich Carney, the Executive Director of the Austin Bridge Builders Association, does a great job of collaborating with leaders in the city and making a difference for Christ. ABBA is hosting an Austin Christian Business Summit at Grace Covenant Church Tuesday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. I encourage all of our businessmen and women to attend. I attended the last one, which was held at GHBC, and it was outstanding.
Thank you, church family, for your continued prayers for me as I preach through the book of Revelation; I love the Word of God. I am so concerned for our nation; we are a country drifting far from our Judeo-Christian ethics and values. Should the Supreme Court grant constitutional rights to same-sex marriages, I believe our nation will suffer the punitive judgment of God. Marriage and family are His ideas and the work of His hands. Everyone loves to extol the compassion of God, but often it is to the neglect of His holiness. You cannot help but see and understand the holiness and righteousness of God when you study the book of Revelation. On Sunday, I will share a message entitled “Prelude to the Seven Bowls” from Revelation 15.
We will have the ordination service of Corey Hatch this Sunday evening at 6:00pm in the Great Hall. I invite you to come celebrate with us the call of God upon Corey’s life.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25. Let us remember all those who have served in the military. I am so grateful for these brave men and women and the sacrifices they made so we can be protected and enjoy our freedoms.
Finally, on Monday I am competing in my first-ever triathlon which will be held in downtown Austin. I have been training for weeks and, though a little apprehensive, I am looking forward to the challenge—the .93 mile swim, 24.9 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run. Pray that I survive!
Thank you for being a church that prays, cares, shares, and celebrates the great victories that God has done and continues to do through our radiant church.