This Sunday is Graduate Recognition Sunday and our Student Pastor, Daniel Van Cleave, will preach. His sermon is entitled “Light of the World;” the text is John 8:12. A lunch will be provided for all the graduating seniors and their families immediately following the morning worship service. Also, please note that immediately following the worship service Sunday morning, we will have a special-called business meeting to vote to approve the new GHBC Sexual Morality Policy as an amendment to our current Covenant, Constitution, and By Laws.
Thank you for praying for little 18-month-old Greyson Braune. He had successful surgery on Wednesday and should go home in the next few weeks. I wanted to give you this good report so you can celebrate with the family in all the good things God has done. However, please continue to pray for and minister to this family as they still face some challenging days ahead. I know they deeply appreciate the multiple ways our church family has reached out to them during this difficult time. So many of you have been praying, caring, and sharing with them. I am reminded of Galatians 6:10, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Speaking of reasons to celebrate, on Wednesday night at our Elevate Student Worship, Ken Freeman preached and six students gave their lives to Christ. Ken’s message was on the importance of Christians inviting their lost friends to church. He said the best way to see the church grow is still the simple strategy of caring and inviting others to attend Bible study and worship with you. Ken also shared with us that he will preach at his home church, Community Bible Church in San Antonio, on Father’s Day. They will have 17,000 in worship over the weekend. He said they are not on TV or radio, so that’s not the reason they’ve grown. They have grown because their church members invite their unchurched friends to attend. This is what 7-year-old Peyton LeJeune did. The LeJeunes recently joined our church and Peyton is fired up about GHBC. She was constantly talking about her church in school so her teacher, Julie Rieger, asked her what church she attended. Peyton told her, “Great Hills.” Julie, her husband Danny, and their three children, started attending a few weeks ago, and praise the Lord, Stuart baptized Danny and Julie on Sunday morning!
The Lord keeps impressing me with these four words to share with you as a member of our church: pray, care, share, and celebrate. May God help us be a unified, radiant, and vibrant church and may all of us do what Peyton did!
See you Sunday.