A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
Hey, Summit Family, this past Sunday I sang a new song to me. Its message was “God’s GRACE is GREATER than ALL MY SIN!” I started hearing the song just recently on the Sirius Satellite Radio network, on the station called “ENLIGHTEN”. It’s, pretty much, a Southern Gospel Radio Station. The strong REASSURING MESSAGE of the song is very INSPIRING! The words really bless me! Look them up and PONDER its wonderful PROMISE of forgiveness!
In Zechariah 3:2, we find recorded these words, “And the Lord said to Satan, The Lord REBUKE YOU, Satan! The Lord Who has chosen Jerusalem REBUKE YOU! Is this NOT a brand PLUCKED from the fire?”
Bullying is an EPIDEMIC today, including CYBER BULLYING. The GOAL of a BULLY is to make the OTHER PERSON feel BADLY about THEMSELVES, ASHAMED, HUMILIATED, and ALONE. Bullies take their CUES from Satan, the ULTIMATE BULLY! In Zechariah 3, the DEVIL RIDICULED Israel’s high priest, JOSHUA, and pointed out His FILTHY SINS and ministerial FAILURES. But The Lord REBUKED Satan. And GOD REMOVED Joshua’s filthy garments and gave him RICH ROBES and a CLEAN TURBAN. The Lord TREATED HIM as a BRAND PLUCKED from the FIRE.
The Bible teaches that our GREAT HIGH PRIEST, Jesus, ALWAYS LIVES to make INTERSESSION for US. We all go through PERIODS of GUILT, SHAME, and SELF-REPROACH. But the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST washes away EVERY STAIN, forgives EVERY SIN, redeems every MISTAKE, and SILENCES the TAUNTS of our DIABOLICAL BULLY.
Jesus reminds us in JOHN 10:9-10 that “I AM THE DOOR. If ANYONE ENTERS by ME, he will be SAVED, and will GO IN AND OUT and FIND PASTURE. The THIEF does not COME EXCEPT TO STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY. I have COME that they MAY HAVE LIFE, and that they may HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.” We are SAFE in His PROTECTIVE ARMS.
Herbert Lockyer, in ALL THE DIVINE NAMES and TITLES in The Bible writes, “The LORD JESUS pleads for US in HEAVEN, and so ADVOCATES OUR CAUSE before the Throne Of God AGAINST HIM who is the ACCUSER of THE BRETHREN.”
I pray you’ve RECEIVED and ACCEPTED the “Grace Of God”! What does the old hymn say? “GRACE, GRACE, GOD’S GRACE, GRACE THAT WILL PARDON AND CLEANSE WITHIN, GRACE, GRACE, GOD’S GRACE, GRACE THAT IS GREATER THAN ALL MY SINS!”
This next Sunday we will continue our study of The 10 Commandments as we look at #4; “REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY”!
Also, this coming Sunday, AUGUST 18TH, we will have a number of BAPTISMS taking place “IN OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST.” Immersion is the BIBLICAL FORM of baptism taught in THE SCRIPTURES, and performed on REPENTANT BELIEVERS in Jesus Christ, as Savior. If you’d like to be IMMERSED, please call the church office (316-676-3004) to make arrangements. If you’d like to TALK WITH ME, personally, about this, LEAVE YOUR NUMBER and I’ll CALL YOU. I’ll be looking for you at 10:00 AM, and never forget HOW MUCH I love you! Have a blessed week, 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.”
21st Annual City-Wide Prayer: Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 pm, WSU Koch Arena. United Prayer for Gospel Transformation, www.wichitaprayer.com
Game Night: This Friday, August 16th, 6:30 pm, Welcome Center.
Baptism Sunday: August 18th, at close of service. Call church office to sign up, 316-676-3004.
SmorgasChorus Benefit Concert for His Helping Hands, Inc (HHH), This Sunday, Aug 18th, 3pm, Central Christian Church, Central Court (2900 No Rock Rd., enter on south side door #4, the door by the overhead covering). No admission, but there will be a freewill offering for HHH – concert will last approximately one hour. Matt Weber is one of the singers of this quartet.
CHURCH MOVIE DATE: Sunday, August 25th, 3:30 pm, Regal Warren East Theater, “Overcomer”. Please sign up, at the back of the Sanctuary by August 18th.
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. Sign up by August 11th. Call Faye Robertson or Rose Anne Frey to order books, available for $15 each.
September 14, 8:30 am. Special Speaker Scott Anderson – Patriots of Praise
SAVE THE DATE: All church picnic, Sep 29th, after service until 2:30 pm.
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: www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email email@example.com
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
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
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 18, John 1:1-36; 19, 11:37-57; 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
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 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. For more info: www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
See you Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit