It is time to reboot when the computer gets bogged down. At the New Year it is also a good thing to reboot spiritually too. You can do that by reading through your printed bible or online too.
Let us reboot in our Bible reading this year. Why? Because the Bible is the most amazing book of history. It was written over a period of 1,500 years by 40 different authors who were from different walks of life, eras, cultures, occupations, educations and families. It was written in three languages on three continents and yet is about one story from start to finish. It is consistently a best seller in spite of being banned, banished and burned. It claims to be divine truth inspired by God and has changed literally millions of lives in cultures around the world.
So, let us read through the Bible together this year. Reading together is great because we can encourage one another along the way.
My friend, retired pastor Jerry Cudney, new to our flock, has put together an amazing reading plan. Jerry sends a daily email with readings from the Old and New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs plus a quick summary of each. Use your own Bible, an audio one or one with the arranged references. Jerry also includes a hymn of the day and devotional thought. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes. To join us email Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be on board as we reboot 1/1/17. For more details see the flyer at church.
If you had planned giving during 2016 for tax purposes then there is still time. Just go to www.discoverybaptist.org and click on the GIVE button for online giving. Our Thanksgiving Offering for the Galbreath family will also be closed after Dec. 31.
As we begin the new year be aware that we are planning a baptism on January 29th. If you are interested please let Chris or myself know and read our What About Baptism? brochure in the foyer. Nancy and I are heading to California to see family for a few days so we will see you all next year.