A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
Hey, Summit Family,
It was my PRIVILEGE, a few days ago, to lead a “CELEBRATION OF LIFE” for Lois Johnson, a LONGTIME MEMBER of Central Christian Church, who WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD in her NINETIES! One of her FINAL REQUESTS was that I PREACH an “EVANGELISTIC MESSAGE” at her FUNERAL! She said, “I want to MAKE SURE all of THOSE ATTENDING know HOW to be ASSURED of HEAVEN!” What is THE ANSWER to the MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ever asked?
A middle school TEACHER recently SHARED some of the “ANSWERS” he RECEIVED from STUDENTS on ASSIGNMENTS. One student said, “The PISTOL of a FLOWER is its ONLY PROTECTION against INSECTS.” Another THOUGHT the word GERMINATE meant to “BECOME a naturalized GERMAN CITIZEN” and that a VACUUM was “ WHERE the POPE LIVED.” “A FIBULA”, said another STUDENT, “is a SMALL LIE”; and “a TERMINAL ILLNESS is what HAPPENS when you GET SICK at the AIRPORT.” Kids say some FUNNY THINGS!
In The Bible JOB had a LOT of QUESTIONS, but HE and his FRIENDS kept GETTING their ANSWERS mixed up. But on the FINAL EXAM, Job got it RIGHT when he said, “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES” (Job 19:25).
All our GREAT and CONFUSING QUESTIONS can be ANSWERED in our LIVING REDEEMER! If you’re SUFFERING, He can EASE your PAIN. If you’re CONFUSED, He can CLEAR your MIND. If you’re FEARFUL, He can GIVE you PEACE. If you have BAD HABITS, He can HELP you CONQUER them. If you STRUGGLE with GUILT, He can FORGIVE your SINS. If you’re AFRAID of DEATH, He can GIVE you ETERNAL LIFE!
Our REDEEMER is the ANSWER to ALL the QUESTIONS in our HEARTS. Yes, THE ANSWER is JESUS!
Acts 4:12 says, “ SALVATION is FOUND in NO ONE ELSE, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven GIVEN to MEN by which we MUST BE SAVED.” That’s the GOOD NEWS we need to SHARE with EVERYONE God PLACES in our path! Have YOU DONE SO this week?
This SUNDAY at 10 AM I’ll be sharing “PART 2” of my sermon in the MONEY MATTERS series, concerning “THE RIGHT VIEW” of our FINANCES. Do you WANT to “HAVE MORE“; make WHAT you have “GO FARTHER“; and “GET OUT OF DEBT“? I want to HELP YOU! More importantly, GOD WANTS TO HELP YOU! His Word HAS the ANSWERS! Be here! Love always, Bro. Joe
Here’s what’s going on at the Summit.
Gift Shop will be closing! 25% off Nov 13th thru Nov 23rd. Shop now for Christmas. CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE.
If you want to help decorate our church for Christmas, just come Friday, Nov 22nd at 9am and possibly Saturday, Nov 23rd, 9am.
Wednesday Nights at the Summit: Light supper 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6:30 PM. David McMullin teaching, “Treasures of the Tabernacle”.
Ladies Bible Study: Karen Pinedo will give her testimony on November 14th, Thursday, 9:30 AM. NOTE: Ladies Bible Study will resume after the first of the New Year.
December 14th: Christmas Memories
Family Game Night: Every 3rd Friday, next one November 15th, 6:30 PM, Fellowship Hall. Please bring a snack.
KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY! PJ’S and Pancakes Friday, Dec 6th, 5:30-8:30 pm, KDG-5th grade only. Invite your grandkids to come to this free festive night! Sign-up sheets available at Kids Check in Desk. For more info talk to Deb Henry or Jessica Dixon.
SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Eve Service, December 24th, 5:00 PM.
Divorce Care Group. Coming on Wednesday nights, help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce; you don’t have to go through it alone. For more information visit www.divorcecare.org. If you would like to be a partner on this leadership ministry team please contact the church, 316-676-3004.
End of Year Giving and Tax Planning:
Direct IRA Gift: Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs). Individuals 70 1/2 years of age or older can make QCDs, which are transfers from their IRAs directly to a qualified charity. QCDs (limited to $100K per individual per year) are NOT included in the individual’s income or allowed as a charitable deduction. QCDs count toward the individual’s required minimum distribution. Stock Gift: Capital Gain Property (stocks held more than 1 year and market quotation is readily available). Donate the property and deduct the Fair Market Value (FMV). The property appreciation is not reported as income. A charitable donation is allowed for the FMV if you itemize your tax return. Report the transaction on IRS Form 8283 as an attachment to Schedule A and Form 1040. If you have any questions please call Gary Hamilton, CPA, 316-644-1585.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning:
Classes for Nursery, Kids, and Students
Classes for Adults:
– Rm 103, David McMullin: “1, 2 and 3 John”
– Rm 105, Gary Crouse: “When God Speaks”
– Rm 106, Joan Hearne: “Promises of Proverbs”
– Rm 107, Keith Martin: “Book of John”
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
November: Pastor Joe Wright; Series on Money Matters, “Dealing With Debt, Parts 1 and 2”
– December: Pastor Joe Wright, “The Promise of Christmas”
Operation Christmas Child: Shipping Label: www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/ follow-your-box/. Drop off location: www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/
APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019:
Nov 13, Acts 23:23-24:27; 14, 25:1-27; 15, 26:1-32; 16, 27:1-26; 17, 27:27-44; 18, 28:1-14; 19, 28:15-31; 20, Romans 5:1-11; 21, 8:1-18: 22, 8:19-39; 23, 12:1-21; 24, 1 Cor 13:1-13; 25, 15:1-20; 26, 15:42-58; 27, 2 Cor 4:1-18; 28, Galatians 5:13-26; 29, Eph. 1:3-23; 30, 2:1-22
R E W A R D S: Want to donate your Dillon’s rewards to Summit Church? For more info go to: www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email email@example.com
See You Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit