Dear Summit Family,
“GOOD is the ENEMY of GREAT.” Those are the words of Stanford-educated consultant, lecturer, and author Jim Collins. His six books on LEADERSHIP and CORPORATE GROWTH have sold more than TEN MILLION COPIES around the world and have been translated into SCORES of LANGUAGES. Perhaps his most well-known book was published in 2001: GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap….and Others Don’t. In this book, Collins and his researchers spent five years EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE of 1,435 companies to find the few that OUTPERFORMED all the rest. That is, they were seeking to answer ONE CRITICAL QUESTION: “Can a GOOD company become a GREAT company — and, if so, HOW?” Their conclusion? “Greatness is NOT primarily a FUNCTION of CIRCUMSTANCE but largely a matter of CONSCIOUS CHOICE, and DISCIPLINE.” In fact, Collins co-authored a subsequent book on THAT VERY THEME: “Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck — Why Some Thrive Despite Them All.”$ The idea of “CHOICE” has roots that go deep into biblical soil. Remember Deuteronomy 30:19: “Choose life”? And Joshua 24:15: “Choose for yourselves this day, whom you will serve”? At this very “special” time of the year, RESURRECTION WEEKEND, I want to challenge you to MOVE your Christian life from GOOD to GREAT! God loved us SO MUCH that He gave His ONLY begotten Son to DIE for our sins! And, then, through His POWER, He defeated DEATH and the GRAVE, so WE CAN, too! That’s WORTH CELEBRATING!!
Here at Summit, we have a VERY GOOD church, and GREATNESS lies within our grasp! We just have to CHOOSE and DISCIPLINE OURSELVES to BE what God has CALLED and EMPOWERED us to be!! Will you DO your part? EVERYONE must be COMMITTED if we are to EVER reach our GREATEST POTENTIAL!! This coming Sunday is an opportunity for us to CHOOSE to INVITE and BRING someone to Summit Church who doesn’t yet POSSESS a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST! Be BOLD and take that ACTION!! It’s going to be a FANTASTIC DAY with great FELLOWSHIP, PRAISE, WORSHIP, PRAYER, and “SITTING AT THE FEET OF JESUS”!! Don’t miss it, and NEVER FORGET how MUCH I love you, Bro. Joe
Here’s what’s going on at the Summit.
Women’s Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30AM, Welcome Center. Joan Hearne teaching Blueprints for Success
Apr 26th: GAME NIGHT, 6:30 PM
Apr 28th: BABY DEDICATION Call Office for details
May 5th: BAPTISM – Call Office for details
Wednesday Nights @ Summit:
5:30-6:15pm – Light Supper
6:30-7:30pm – Classes for adults, children, and youth
– Gary Crouse: Last Days of Jesus
– Joan Hearne teaching: Blueprints for Success
Don’t miss a great opportunity of Sunday School classes starting at 9:00 AM:
– Keith Martin: Studying the Book of John
– Joan Hearne: Engagement: Moving Into the Spirit
– Phyllis Crouse: Ephesians – Becoming an Overcomer
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES:
Easter Sunday, Apr 21st: Pastor Joe, “It’s Friday But Sunday’s Coming”
Apr 28th-Jun 9th: Pastor Joe, “Family Matters”
Operation Christmas Child.
APRIL we are collecting Stuffed Animals. We already have quite a few so if you would like to donate hygiene items (soap, towels, etc) or school supplies, that would be appreciated. Info on tables and at www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019: Apr 14,1CHR1-3; 15,4-6; 16,7-9; 17,10- 12; 18,13-15; 19,16-19; 20,20-23; 21,2-4; 22,27-29; 23,2CHR1-3;24, 4-6;25, 7-9;26,10-13;27,14-17; 28,18-20;29, 21-23;30,24-26
See You Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit