Summer Preaching Series July 16, 2023

This Sunday, we welcome pastor Ben Lacey
Ben has been married to Meagan since June of 2013. They have four daughters: Norah, Eva, Lydia, and Moriah. Ben recently served as an Elder and Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Ben has a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prior to coming on staff at Capitol Hill, Ben served on staff at three churches in the DFW area:  The Met Church as the Middle School Director, North Richland Hill Baptist Church as the Youth and College Pastor, and Prestonwood Baptist Church as the Minister to Young Adults.

This Sunday’s Schedule:
9:00 AM Life Classes, Membership Class
10:00 AM Morning Gathering
Guest Preacher: Ben Lacey
Sermon Title: When Following God is Hard
Sermon Text: Numbers 11

Spanish Membership Class | Saturday, July 29 | 9:00 am – Noon
Para los que quieren tomar la clase de membresia, vengan el sábado, 29 de Julio de 9:00 am hasta las 12:00. Estaremos en el East Training Room. Si tienen preguntas comuniquen con pastor Jaime Francisco:

Summer Life Classes
Our 9:00 am summer Life Classes are meeting through the end of July. We are not offering a children’s Life Class this summer. We encourage the whole family to attend our summer Life Class together. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday morning! Here are our classes this quarter:

  • Paul’s Letter to Titus | Fellowship Hall – first floor by the kitchen 
  (Esta clase se ofrece en Español también – segundo piso, East Training Room)
This class is open to ALL. Join us as we work our way through Paul’s letter to Titus. We will learn why it’s important to have an ordered church to maintain sound doctrine and pursue godly living. This class will also be offered in Spanish.

  • Student Ministry Life Class – Students (going into 6th-12th grade) | Old Choir Room
Our students are doing an overview of the Bible this summer. If you are a student or have
students in your home who will be going into the 6th – 12th grades, we are offering this class
as an encouragement to our families. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Meaningful Membership Class | First Floor, Classroom By Office Entrance
The first step in pursuing membership at High Pointe is to attend the membership class. The class can be completed over the course of three sessions, which cover the following topics:
oWhat is the Church & Why Should I Join?
oWhat Does High Pointe Believe?
oWhat You Need To Know About High Pointe
oWhat Does High Pointe Expect of Church Members

High Pointe Mission Trips
In an effort to encourage missions at High Pointe, we are offering three mission trips this year:
  • 31 July - 7 August | Oaxaca, Mexico Mission Trip | contact: Daniel Lisa
  • 28 September – 3 October | Fujairah Mission Trip | contact: Juan Sanchez
  • 2-7 November | Santa Clara, Cuba Mission Trip | contact: Juan Sanchez

Would you pray about one of these trips? More information will be forthcoming, but you can prepare now by (1) securing a passport, (2) asking questions, (3) and letting us know of your interest.

Giving at High Pointe
God is generous, and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God in every area of our lives, including what we do with our finances. But as you may have noticed, we do not take up a collection on Sundays at High Pointe. Consequently, we’ve been receiving questions as to how to give. There are several ways you may give:
  1. Offering Boxes in Auditorium – You may place your offering in an offering box.
  2. Mail – You may mail your contribution to the church office.
  3. Text/Online – You may give by texting 84321 (it will require a first-time setup).
  4. Your Bank – You may give through your own bank via Bill Pay or ACH.

If you have any questions, go to this LINK. Our financial staff is also available to help or answer your questions. You may call the church office at 512-837-7725.

On-Call Pastor
To better care for you, High Pointe, we have an “on-call” pastor available for emergencies after office hours and on weekends. To reach the on-call pastor, call 512-837-7725, extension 1.

Preaching Schedule: Pray regularly for the ministry of the Word at High Pointe. Also, prepare for our gatherings by reading the sermon text, thinking it through, and asking questions about the text before Sunday. Here is a preaching schedule designed to help you prepare for Sundays:

16 July | Ben Lacey, pastor Trinity River Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
23 July | Ligon Duncan, chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary
30 July | Omar Johnson, Temple Hills Baptist Church, Temple Hills, Maryland

Resources of the Week
o In light of last week’s conversation about Charles Spurgeon, here is an article that    helps us understand the implications of Spurgeon’s social concerns for us today.

o None of us like to talk about death or dying. We avoid it with euphemisms like “passing    away.” As Christians, though, we should think rightly about death. Here are five
   resources to help you.

o Too often, we think that when we gather, unless we’re singing, we are passive
   participants in worship. But as Zack DiPrima reminds us, “Christian worship involves the     active participation of every member.”

Begin praying as you prepare to gather with us this Sunday at 10:00 am.


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