This week @ Duncan Park…

Hey guys, no video this week.  Thought I would go back to the old fashioned way of typing out the information.  May has been a busy month around here, June will be even busier.  I promise that we will slow things down in July and August…I promise! 

Couple of reminders for you…

1.  Sunday is the last day we will collect Bibles.  If you got em, bring em.  You may place these on the first row pew (organ side).  Thanks to everyone who has participated.  These Bibles will not go to waste!!!

2.  Next weekend is Homecoming 2010.  We will begin on Saturday with a concert by Nathan Clark George and sermon by Ted Phillips.  Everyone is invited to an ice cream party, immediately following the service.  The concert is free, but a love offering for Nathan will be taken.  He will also have a few of his CD’s available for purchase.  Don’t tell Keri, but I plan to purchase several.  You can listen to a few of his songs by visiting his facebook fan page.  Look for the “music” header in the lower LEFT hand corner.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nathan-Clark-George/48738238790

3.  Next Wednesday night we will begin our summer ministry to children – Team KIDs (kids in discipleship).  This is open for ages 2-grade 6.  Hope your child or grandchild can participate!    We will begin at 6:30PM, in room #301, and will end around 7:45PM.  This ministry will run through the months of June and July.  See me if you have questions.

4.  Sunday we will ask two more questions for our “WHY?” series:  (AM) Why does church membership matter?  (PM) Why are baptists so down on alcohol? 

See you Sunday…

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Radical…

This video was created to advertise Dr. David Platt’s new book Radical.  Dr. Platt is pastor of Brook Hills church in Birmingham, AL.  He has caused me great distress with the ideas he has presented in this book.  I have not read the book, but I have listened to many of the sermons from which this book was written. 

Watch this video and see how you react.  Click on link here:  http://www.vimeo.com/11479662

Mr. Webster goes to Washington…

Throughout our study on Ecclesiastes I have mentioned Senator Daniel Webster, referring to him as the “wisest man I know.”  He recently threw his name in the hat to run for Congress in Florida, district 8.  I thought some of you might be interested in browsing his website. 

http://www.danielwebsterforcongress.com/

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Celebrating the win…

Too often we only hear about the bad news…the problems…the losses.   What we NEED to hear about are those times when we win, those times when we actually accomplish what we set out to accomplish.  Sunday night I learned of one of those wins.

For the past several months, we have been studying through the book of Ecclesiastes.  Personally, I’m glad to be through it because wisdom literature is difficult to understand, much less preach.  You guys have been a tremendous encouragement to me through your comments about this book study.  [Insert advertisement here] I am anxiously awaiting our next book study, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in late June.  Stayed tuned for details… [OK, now back to the topic at hand]

The big win out of Ecclesiastes came in the last chapter where we see an old and wise Solomon investing into the younger generation…a real Titus 2 in action!  Two individuals from our younger generation took up that charge and went to an “older and wiser” in our congregation and asked to be mentored.  They have already met together and have made plans for additional meetings.  That is a huge win!!!!  

To the older individual:  Who can you invest into?  What impact will you make on the generation that follows you?

To the younger individual:  When will you realize that you don’t have all the answers?  When will you humble yourself and ask for help?  I trust you’ll find MUCH help here at Duncan Park…but you may have to ask for it.