From The Pastor
The month of November is going to be an exciting one. Thanksgiving will launch us into the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year, temperatures have finally begun to cool off, and there are some exciting things happening among the Highland family of churches.
On Sunday night, November 4, we will host our second annual Global Missions Celebration. As we did last year, we will take a look back and celebrate the blessings of God on the last twelve months of HBC missions engagement. We will look forward to the opportunities God is setting before us in 2019 and challenge each other to get involved somewhere locally, nationally, or internationally for God’s glory.
This year, we will be joined by special guest speaker Brian Frye. Brian is the National Collegiate Ministry Strategist for the North American Mission Board and he will be our guest speaker for the evening. I am excited that you will have the chance to meet Brian and hear from him. He has made an enormous investment of himself in our ministries.
Please reserve your spot for dinner and make your plans to join HBC members from all four campuses for this amazing evening.
On Tuesday, November 6, our state and our nation face a strategic election. Elections, not this one or any other, cannot fix our land. Political parties, politicians, and institutions are helpless in the face of such overwhelming brokenness. We are a nation desperately in need of revival and only God can help us now. We pray, wait, and long for Him to do exactly that. When He does, nothing else will matter. If He doesn’t, nothing else will matter. We need Him.
However, while we plead with Him for revival and spiritual awakening, we still have a responsibility as Christian citizens to be involved in the process. We have been called to be salt and light in a world that needs us. So, pray. Ask God to show you how to vote. Ask Him to show you the candidates whose values and positions on the issues of the day are most closely aligned with His Word, not our party, not our personal preferences because we’ve known them forever, and not our selfish, self-serving projects. Pray. Ask God for His wisdom in these things and then go vote on election day.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I want you to know that I am so deeply grateful for this church family. I am so thankful the Lord has allowed Charman, Elizabeth, Johnathan, and me to share the journey with you. We love you and thank God for you.