Summer Preaching Series July 9, 2023

This Sunday, we welcome Dr. Geoff Chang
Geoff Chang serves as Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and the Curator of the Spurgeon Library. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), where he wrote his dissertation on Charles H. Spurgeon’s ecclesiology. Prior to serving at Midwestern, Geoff worked as a database consultant until he discerned a call to ministry. Since leaving the business world, he has served on the ministry staff at Houston Chinese Church (Houston, TX) and Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC), and most recently as associate pastor at Hinson Baptist Church (Portland, OR).

This Sunday’s Schedule:
9:00 AM Life Classes
10:00 AM Morning Gathering
Guest Preacher: Geoff Chang
Sermon Title: Jesus, The Wisdom of God
Sermon Text: Proverbs 8-9

5:00 PM Evening Gathering
Guest: Geoff Chang
Topic: What can we learn from Spurgeon for our life together as a church.
Q&A to Follow

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 RoomOur 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:

9 July | Proverbs 8-9
Jesus, The Wisdom of God

Resources of the Week

  • The Gospel Explained by Matt Smethurst
    • At High Pointe, we want to encourage every member to be engaged regularly in gospel conversations. There are a number of ways to explain the gospel. Normally, we equip our members using the God, Man, Christ, Response, outline. In this article, Matt Smethurst gives us another memorable outline to help us share the gospel.

  • Learning to Forgive Family | Ask Pastor John
    • Family life can be messy, and often, we find it is harder to address conflict with those we love who are closest to us. In this episode of “Ask Pastor John,” Dr. Piper helps us understand what forgiveness is and isn’t and how we should forgive family members who have sinned against us.

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


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