May & June 2018
Do You Have the Guts?
Paula and I have experienced some mixed emotions about one of our favorite TV shows coming to an end. We have been devoted fans of the home improvement show ‘Fixer Upper’ on HGTV since its beginning. We really enjoy the hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines. Paula loves Joanna’s decorating style and I enjoy watching Chip just be a ‘guy’ (I mean how many TV host have you seen pop a dead cockroach in his mouth on a dare)! However, as much as we enjoy the entertainment they bring into our house we respect the priority they place on their family, and since they have chosen to step away from the cameras to have a normal life with their kids, we will be content with watching reruns of the show.
I think the popularity of ‘Fixer Upper’ has more to do with the chemistry between Chip and Joanna than interest in the houses they renovate. Viewers enjoy seeing a couple that work so well together and have fun navigating through the project of the week. The secret is their relationship, not their renovations!
During the months of May and June we are going to take on a ‘Fixer Upper’ project. We’re not focusing on improving a house but rather the home/family that live in the house. I am convinced that any (and every) family could use a little ‘home improvement’! It may not be a major remodel – it could be a simple rearrangement and refreshing of areas we have neglected or taken for granted. “Do you have the guts to take on a fixer upper?” I hope the answer is yes. Join us on Sunday mornings and get some ideas from the Master Designer for improving your living space!
The month of May also ushers in the activity of our summer season; and, as in the past, it is going to be a busy time around Bible Baptist Church. We will dedicate children, celebrate with graduates, honor moms and dads, and enjoy some great music from a talented gospel singer. The details will appear on our calendar page, so take a peek!
In June we will also be engaged in a new semester of our Bible Institute on Sunday evenings. The institute in the past has been held during the winter months but we decided to switch it up this year. There will be three elective courses offered: ‘Journey Into God’s Word’ (a course designed to help you get more out of your time in the Bible), ‘Victory in Spiritual Warfare’ (a video course taught by Tony Evans covering the Christian armor in Ephesians 6), and an unusual class delving into the world of Superheroes, ‘Who Needs a Super Hero?’ (modern day parables in spandex)!
We will continue our study in the book of Romans on Wednesday evening along with sharing prayer requests.
It will be a busy summer indeed and we would love to have you join us for any and all the services. With such a great variety you’re bound to find a ‘fit’ for your need. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by the information on this website. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Your Friend in Christ,
Pastor Steve Parks
Bible Baptist Church
St. Charles Missouri