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January 2, 2010

Put Your Glasses On My eye glasses take a beating. My 3 young boys are often banging into them when we wrestle around. And when my glasses fall off, I have trouble seeing past the end of my nose. My priority immediately becomes putting my glasses back on. The Apostle Paul urges us to have a similar priority in our daily choices.

“Do not destroy with your food Him for whom Christ died” (Romans 14:15). Back then, some folks grew up with a bunch of dietary restrictions from the Jewish Law. But Christ removed those restrictions, stating that a person is not defiled by what he eats. But some folks continued to consider some foods unclean while others began to enjoy them like never before. This kind of clash could cause serious trouble in the Body of Christ. Paul’s message here is to the person who easily enjoys freedoms … “Not so fast, friend … your enjoyment of the freedoms is really tripping up your brothers. Don’t you think you can forego some of those things for their sake? After all, Christ gave up His life for them. Surely you can give up a few lesser things.” Have you also been taking a short-sighted approach to the Christian life?

Blessings, Derek

SAM Directory If you would like to be included in the newest SAM Directory we will be printing a new edition this month. A preliminary printout will be in each SMBS Box and in the Info Depot. Please check to see if your information is correct and make visible changes on the current listing if needed. If you are not in the directory and you would like to be please add your information in the empty spaces near the back.

SAM Direc tory

A publication of the Single Adult Ministry of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6955 Blvd 26 NRH 76180 817-284-9206 - Derek Rowden, Minister to Single Adults

WO R S H I P Sunday Morning Worship Services Jan 2011 Pastor’s Sermon Series Be Jesus Raise Believers Show Christ

Ben White and Cindy Funderburk making balloon animals in the park

8:00 a.m.—Classic Worship 9:15 a.m.— Contemporary Worship 10:45 a.m.—Modern Worship

K.I.D Worship 9:15 a.m.—2nd thru 3rd grades in the KID Zone. 10:45 a.m.—4 year olds in Rooms 250-252. 10:45 a.m.— Kindergarten thru 1st grade in KID Zone

Resources to build a God-honoring home.



Classes Offered Sunday Mornings 9:15 a.m.: CrossLink, Stamps/ Knight, 20-somethings, Room 222 Thirty Somethings, Derek Rowden, 30somethings, Room 112/113 CrossRoads, Carolyn Ayres & Randy Jones, Room 293

Sun, Jan 9 NRHBC New Discoveries Class for New members 9:15-11:45 a.m., Parlor

10:45 a.m.: Divorce Care, Susan Hester & Allen Juvrud, Room 143 CrossBridge, Cindy Funderburk & Susan Georges, Room 220 CrossCurrent, Derek Rowden, Under 50, Room 205 LifeCrossing, Ben & Martha White, Room 222 Encouragers, Johnie & Betty Crumpler, 50+, Room 210

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Today A new 13-week session of Divorce Care begins. You can begin at any time. The cost of the work book is covered for you. If you know of someone that is going through the pain of separation or divorce, tell them about Divorce Care.

F E L L OWS H I P Today

Fri, Jan 14

SAM Monthly Pot Luck Luncheon, 12 Noon in FH. Everyone needs to bring a dish to share. If you don’t cook … stop by the store and pick up something.

SAM Annual Chili CookOff. Joanna Conover is heading up this event. 6-9:30 p.m. in the new Student Coffee area. Enter the building through the Wellness Center.

Wed, Jan 12 SAM Activity Planning Meeting. 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. Help us plan the activities for 2011.

Sat, Jan 22 Men’s Breakfast, $3 if you register early (or $5 after Wed, Jan 19). 8-9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Sign up begins Today in the Ministry Gallery.

Games, prizes and food! Sign up in your SMBS Class or the Info Depot. Drag out your secret chili recipe.

Tue, Feb 8 See Elvis at Dove Creek Café, 204 S. Hwy 377 in Roanoke, 817-4914973. Sign up begins soon. Reservations for 25 people. Show starts, 6 p.m. If you want to eat and enjoy the show arrive between 5-5:30 p.m. Meal with tax and tip costs about $10 and the food is outstanding. You are going to laugh! Questions? Call Charlene McGee, 817-834-3335 or Barbara Miller, 817-479-3802

S IE R V I C E Sun, Jan 23 Leadership Equipping Meeting. Meet in the Worship Center at 5 p.m. We are privileged to have Mark Matlock as our guest speaker. Mark has an extensive background in Student Ministry and will be leading a talk on the condition of our teenagers 15 years from now. I believe all church leadership should be informed and encouraged on an issue affecting so many of our folks and thus, our church at large. Put it on your calendar to attend!

AT&T U-Verse has made a big splash in the world of tv, internet, etc. But a possible re-spelling of U-Verse would be U-Serve. U-Serve would be a pretty good mantra for you to carry in 2011. How can you get into the habit of serving others? What can you sacrifice for the sake of someone else? What need can you meet? How can you be a blessing each day? With this new mantra in mind (and heart) you are poised to make a big splash that has a rich impact. Will you subscribe to U-Serve this year?

Sharing Christ in the park in Buenos Aires

S H A R E Pray for Buenos Aires Continue praying for the work in Buenos Aires.

NRHBC Food Pantry Your SMBS class can fill and organize this area one month of the year. Contact Jackie Rigdon at the church office.

A T Every Tuesday, CSN (Career Search Network), 9-11 a.m. in Room 210 Sun, Jan 2—SAM Monthly Pot Luck Luncheon Sun, Jan 9—NRHBC New Discoveries Class Sun, Jan 9—Deadline to register Friday Night childcare Wed, Jan 12—SAM Activities Planning Meeting


21 Things In 21 Things God Never Said, Dr. Moyer responds to Misconception #18: “To reach a cultist, you have to know what the cult believes.” “[This] is not taught in Scripture. Believers should so know the truth of Scripture that when they hear error they recognize it. We should so present the truth of the gospel before the cultist that the truth, anointed by the Holy Spirit, can bring that person to Christ. To reach cultists, believers must know what they themselves believe, not what the cult believes.” (p141)

G L A N C E Fri, Jan 14—Childcare Night Sat, Jan 14—Annual Chili Cook-off Sat, Jan 22—Men’s Breakfast in FH Sun, Jan 23— Leadership Equipping Meeting Sun, Feb 6—Tailgate Sunday Tue, Feb 8—Elvis at Dove Creek Café Sun, Feb 13—IHP (In His Presence) Sun, Feb 13—NRHBC New Discoveries Class

Sun, Feb 13—Deadline to register childcare Fri, Feb 18—Childcare night Fri, Feb 18—The Great Marriage Experience Date Night, 7:15-9 p.m. Sat, Feb 19—The Great Marriage Experience Conference in the Worship Center Sat, Feb 27—VBS Site Director Meeting Sat, Feb 27— Leadership Equipping Meeting Sat, Mar 5—Men-U Men’s Breakfast