A WORD FROM BRO. JOE,
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: www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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: www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
See you Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit