From The Pastor
FREEDOM: Saved by His grace, Living for His glory. That is the title of a brand new sermon series from the book of Exodus and it begins on September 9th. Let me encourage you to begin now praying for this series, reading the book of Exodus, and inviting others to join you. We believe God is going to use this series to teach us so much about Himself, glorify His Son, and drive the truth of the gospel even more deeply into our hearts.
LEAD TEAM SUMMIT. For two Sunday nights, September 16th and 23rd, we will have a short track Dinner and a Bible Study. Anyone who would like to attend is certainly welcome, but those two nights are being developed specifically for our leadership team. If you are a deacon, lead a small group, or guide one of our ministries, we need you to be there for those two Sunday nights. We will spend those two weeks digging into the Biblical model of discipleship. If you are a leader in any capacity of the HBC family, please don’t miss those nights.
SMALL GROUPS. Let me encourage you to be faithful to your small group Bible study. Small groups provide you with opportunities to grow in your understanding of the Word of God, develop deep community with fellow believers, and engage in the mission of the gospel. If you have been disconnected from a small group, this is a good time to re-engage. If you are involved, talk to your leader about ways you can help strengthen your small group. Regularly invite others to be your guest. We need constantly multiplying disciples building constantly multiplying groups.
GLOBAL MISSIONS CELEBRATION. Our Global Missions Celebration banquet is on Sunday night, November 4th. Please be watching for details and for information as we get closer. That will be a very exciting night as we look back at what God has done over the last twelve months and as we look ahead to what we believe He wants to do with us in the next twelve. We will be joined by special guest, Dr. Brian Frye. Dr. Frye is the National Collegiate Ministry Strategist for the North American Mission Board. Make your dinner reservations early and plan to join us for that night of celebration.
INVEST AND INVITE. Invest in someone’s life and invite them to be your guest at Highland. It is not all there is to sharing the gospel and making multiplying disciples, but it is a very good place to start.
I am so grateful for this church family, I love all of you, and look forward to what the Lord has in store for us.