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September 2017

Posted by David Mills on

 

“The love of Christ compels us.”

Paul, 2 Corinthians 5:14

 

Do you ever grow bored? When you do, take a moment to celebrate that you're not at the Beijing Museum of Tap Water.  It's a real place and it's really about tap water. I do not believe I would have much motivation to visit such a place. Just how exciting can they make tap water appear?

Aren’t you glad Jesus is far more exciting than a tap water museum? Everything about Him excites those who trust Him. Dr. Robert Naylor, long-time president of Southwestern Seminary, spoke to college students at Falls Creek Assembly in Falls Creek, Oklahoma many years ago, asking them “What Do You Think of Christ?” On the last evening of the last service he stated “All week I have asked you what you think of Christ. Tonight, I want to tell you what I think of Him. I can’t wait to walk the next mile with Him!”

I want to ask you to spare no effort in getting your heart wrapped around Jesus these next two months. These months, September and October, are prime months for outreach. We have the Lord’s Supper, September 24, 2017 and we have Dr. Bailey Smith with us for a One Day Harvest Crusade October 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Smith is former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of Southern Baptist’s most effective evangelists. For the Lord’s Supper, get your heart clean and reconciled to God and one another. Take advantage of the full measure of God’s grace. Hold nothing back from Him. Give Him your all for that day.

For the Harvest Crusade, revive your prayer list. Make more friends. Renew contact with old friends (especially the 15 you are praying for). Decide to be at both services. Gather your family and bring them. Get your whole Sunday School class there. Bring extended family. Weep over lost people. Rejoice in your own salvation. Plead with God to save many. Call a prayer meeting. Attend a prayer meeting. Visit someone. Contact all the absentees in your Sunday School class. Tell someone your testimony. Memorize the Romans’ Road. Read your Bible at Starbucks for an hour and watch someone ask “What are you reading?” Carry some gospel tracts. Give them away. Start a conversation. Take it to Jesus. Set a goal. Meet it. Smile. Say hello. Talk to someone. Take some time. Leave early. Stay late. Think big. Set an example. Love people’s souls. Act on faith. Get out of your rut. It’s nothing more than a grave with the ends kicked out. Do something to get people to Jesus Sunday October 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Do not miss this opportunity!

To help you in a small way with outreach, we will begin distributing “Invite Cards.” These are simple, business card sized invitations to people to attend Beech Haven. They include worship times, the address, the website, and a map. How about giving away a few of these every day? People need the Lord, and Jesus is the most exciting reality to be found.

He sure isn’t boring like tap water. Before Him I Stand Amazed,

David Mills

 

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