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Hey, Summit Family, I want to REMIND YOU of our 2019 THEME here at Summit, which we set at the beginning of the year! Do you REMEMBER IT? It is “APPLYING THE WORD OF GOD!!” Not just “reading it”; not just “studying it”; not just “memorizing it”, although ALL those things are GOOD, but “APPLYING IT”! That will CHANGE OUR LIVES!!

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word Of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, and SHARPER than any TWO-EDGED SWORD, piercing even to the division of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of JOINTS and MARROW, and is a DISCERNER of the THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the HEART.”

As I’ve been PREACHING this series of sermons on THE TEN COMMANDMENTS I’ve been reminded of the EPIC MOVIE of the same name. As SCRIPTURE tells us, whenever Pharaoh made a DECREE he sealed it: “SO LET IT BE WRITTEN; SO LET IT BE DONE!” In short, the word of Pharaoh was ALIVE in its nation-changing power. His word was SPOKEN, RECORDED, and PUT INTO ACTION.

GOD’S WORDS are the SAME — only INFINITELY MORE SO! His Word is ETERNAL (John 1:1), made INCARNATE in Christ (John 1:14), and LIFE-CHANGING as The Holy Spirit APPLIES IT to the lives of HUMAN BEINGS (Hebrews 4:12). God’s Word is LIVING, POWERFUL, and SHARP ENOUGH to penetrate to the DEEPEST PART of man, revealing the THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the HUMAN HEART. The very ACT of READING, STUDYING, and MEDITATING UPON The Word Of God gives the SPIRIT opportunity to ILLUMINATE the reader’s HEART. The Word SHOWS us WHO we ARE and WHO Christ IS. Seeing the DIFFERENCE, the HUMBLE READER is willing to REPENT and be TRANSFORMED into CHRIST’S image (Romans 8:29).

Read The Word today with the EXPECTATION of being CHANGED. That’s the FORMULA for “APPLYING” The Word Of God to your life!

Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “How GREAT and GLORIOUS a thing IT IS to HAVE …. The Word Of God!” I couldn’t AGREE MORE!! When is the last time you THANKED GOD for preserving and protecting HIS WORD throughout history, that WE might HAVE IT, today? What a BLESSING!!

I’ll be looking for you this Sunday as we gather at 10:00 AM for WORSHIP and PRAISE and the STUDY of His Word! Don’t miss it!

Love always, Bro. Joe


Here’s what’s going on at the Summit. 

Wednesday Nights at the Summit:  Light supper 5:30 pm, Bible Study 6:30 pm.  Gary Crouse teaching, “God’s Mighty Men of Valor.”

Game Night:  3rd Friday, 6:30 pm, Welcome Center.

CHURCH MOVIE DATE: This Sunday, August 25th, 3:30 pm, Regal Warren East Theater, “Overcomer”.

Ladies Bible Study:

Beginning Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:30 am. The study for this fall will be 1 Peter, A Living Hope in Christ.


September 14, 8:30 am. Special Speaker Scott Anderson – Patriots of Praise

All Church Picnic:  Sep 29th, after church service to 2:30 pm. The church will provide hamburgers, hot-dogs, buns, condiments, beverages, and setups/paper products.  Please bring the following based on your last name.  Please also pre-cut items and bring a serving utensil if needed.

  • A-M  Desserts or fruit 
  • N-Z  Sides (coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, etc).

Holy Land Trip with Pastor Joe Wright, Feb 23- Mar 8, 2020.  Call church office for details: 316-676-3004.

R E W A R D S:  Want to donate your Dillon’s rewards to Summit Church? For more info go to:, search Summit Church (QV127).  For help call 620-669-3252 or email

Don’t miss a great opportunity of Sunday School classes starting at 9:00 am:

– Nursery, Kids, and Student Ministries

– Keith Martin: Studying the Book of John

– Gary Crouse: A Study of the Minor Prophets

– Joan Hearne: Obtaining Great Faith

– David McMullin: A Study on the Book of Ruth


Through Sep 29th: Pastor Joe; The Ten Commandments

Coming in October: Pastor John: Heaven, Setting Our Hearts on Things Above

APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019: Aug 20; Luke 17:1-19; 21,17:20-37; 22, 18:1-14; 23, Mark 10:1-16; 24, 10:17-31; 25, Matt 20:1-19; 26, Mark 10:35-52; 27, Luke 19:1-27; 28, John 12:1-11; 29, Matt 21:1-17; 30, John 12:20-36; 31, 12:37-50; Sep 1, Mark 11:20-33; 2, Matt 21:28-46; 3, 22:1-14; 4, Luke 20:2-40; 5, Mark 12:28-37; 6, Matt 23:1-39; 7, Luke 21:1-24

Operation Christmas Child:  PLASTIC BOXES are available this year!!  In August: We are collecting school supplies: crayons (in baggies), pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, pens, rulers, glue sticks, little scissors, small notebooks, boys and girls ages 2-4, 5-9, 10-14.  For more info:

 See you Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit


Sermon Notes Now available

Here are the sermon notes from Pastor Joe’s and Pastor John’s recent sermons:

August 18th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Take Time Off (Pastor Joe)

August 11th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Disciple Your Speech (Pastor Joe)

August 4th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

July 28th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly. (Pastor Joe)

July 21st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Establishing Your Priorities.  (Pastor Joe)

July 14th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father Lives in Another Realm (Pastor John)

July 7th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father’s in Charge  (Pastor John)

June 30th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He’s a Loving Father  (Pastor John)

June 23rd, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: No Limit to Our Fathers Knowledge (Pastor John)

June 16th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He is a Good, Good, Father(Pastor John)

June 9th, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

June 2nd, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

May 26th, 2019 Family Matters: Solving Family Problems (Pastor Joe)

May 19th, 2019 Family Matters: Love, Sex and Marriage. (Pastor Joe)

May 5th & 12th, 2019 Family Matters: Discipline That Works Part 1 & 2 Pastor Joe)

April 28th, 2019 Family Matters: Setting Your House in Order (Pastor Joe)

April 21st, 2019 Easter: It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming (Pastor Joe)

April 14th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor : We are both Warriors and a War Zone (Pastor John)

April 7th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor Part 2 (Pastor John)

March 31st, 2019 Under Attack? WWIII: The War on the Family (Pastor Joe)

March 24th, 2019 Under Attack: Armor Up Part 1 (Pastor John)

March 17th, 2019 Under Attack: Spiritual Warfare is Real! (Pastor John)

March 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Inspirational Comeback (Pastor Joe)

March 3rd, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Unstable Character (Pastor Joe)

February 24th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Impressive Courage  (Pastor Joe)

February 17th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peters Bold Confession  (Pastor Joe)

February 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People Peters Dramatic Call (Pastor Joe)

February 3rd, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges How to Release Your Regrets (Pastor Joe)

January 27th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to recover from Resentment (Pastor Joe)

January 20th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How To Handle Your Hurts (Pastor Joe)

January 13th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Remain Calm in a Crisis (Pastor Joe)

January 6th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Make It Through A Bad Day (Pastor Joe)

December 30th, 2018 The Perfect Storm (Pastor Joe)

December 23rd, 2018 Christmas Whom (Pastor John)

December 16th, 2018 Christmas Whoever (Pastor John)

December 9th, 2018 Christmas Whose (Pastor John)

December 2nd, 2018 Christmas Who (Pastor John)

November 25th, 2018 How To Survive Loneliness (Pastor Joe)

November 18th, 2018 Difficult People Forgiving The Cruel (Pastor Joe)

November 11th, 2018 Difficult People: Encouraging the Inconsistent (Pastor Joe)

November 4th, 2018 Battle For The Mind  (Pastor John)

October 28th, 2018 Difficult People: Confronting The Phony (Pastor Joe)

October 21st, 2018 Difficult People: The Critic (Pastor Joe)

October 14th, 2018 Summit’s Vision  (Pastor Joe)

October 7th, 2018 Fatal Flaws: Lust (Pastor Joe)

September 30th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Gluttony (Pastor Joe)

September 16th, 2018 Transformed  (Pastor John)

September 9th, 2018 If it is the Lord’s Will (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

September 2nd, 2018 Don’t Use Time Like A Fool (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 26th, 2018 How We Live Our Life Echos in Eternity (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 19th, 2018 King Solomon’s Spin on Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 12th, 2018 Re-prioritizing Our Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 5th 2018 Attitudes For Life Change (Pastor John)

July 29th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Greed  (Pastor Joe)

July 22nd, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Slothfulness  (Pastor Joe)

July 15th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Envy  (Pastor Joe)

July 8th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Anger  (Pastor Joe)

July 1st, 2018 Fatal Flaws - Pride  (Pastor Joe)

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