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The Commission Online - Activities and Events of Bayou Drive Baptist Church, Alvin, Texas
March 1, 2017 Issue XI

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In this edition:
  • Benevolence Totals for February
  • Daylight Savings Time is upon us. Don't be late to church!
  • Carry the Church Directory on your smartphone
  • How Disney intersects with the church
Events and Activities
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Christian Crossroads - A Sermon Series in Philippians
Christian Crossroads - A Sermon Series in Philippians
Join us Sunday mornings as we walk through the book of Philippians as part of our emphasis on expository text-driven preaching. Have you ever had to make a decision? Of course you have. Learn how to make those difficult decisions without having to live in regret in our 10:30 a.m. service.
Staff Evangelism
Join Your Staff - Share the Gospel
Your staff visits homes in the Alvin area to share the gospel every other Saturday. Join us this Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. No experience necessary. Meet at the church.
DST Spring Forward
Don't Be Late for Church!
Spring forward before church on March 12 as Texans adjust to Daylight Savings Time. After losing that hour of sleep, we will still meet at 10:30. So drink that extra cup of Joe and get the family down to the church.
New Member Orientation
Want to find out more information about joining Bayou Drive? Part of our membership process is a three-week one-hour class where you will be introduced to what we believe and who we are. Even if you're just thinking about membership, this is a wonderful way to get more information. Classes will be March 12, 19, and 26 at 6:00 p.m. Sign up in at the welcome center in the foyer or call the church office.
Youth Sunday
Youth Sunday
Our youth spend the day at church one Sunday a month to fellowship, eat out, serve at a nursing home, and have fun. Plan to give mom and dad the afternoon off by hanging out with your friends at church on March 12. For Grades 7-12.
Youth Parent Meeting
Unfinished Business Youth Parent Meeting
Parents of 7-12 graders are invited to meet with Michael Barnes, our Minister to Youth and Families, Sunday evening March 12 at 7:15 in the youth room for an update of events and parental feedback. The youth ministries at Bayou Drive are a service to the home, equipping families to rear Godly children for the glory of God. Parental participation is vital to the success of growing Godly children.
para Dios ... para Chile
Para Dios ... Para Chile
(for God ... for Chile)
Join us June 19-30 in Santiago, Chile as we support our church plant under the leadership of Lohen Gonzalez. Lohen is a member of our church and has been sent to Chile to help us plant a church and reach people in the Chilean capitol with the gospel. The total cost of the trip will be about $1,800 (over $1,300 of that will be round-trip airfare). You need to provide your passport number and a $500 non-refundable deposit to the church by March 1. You can register to go with us after March, but airfare ticket prices might change. Contact the church office for more information.
Benevolence Offering
We collected $435.61 Sunday for benevolent needs! Thank you to all those who are giving to help reach our community with the gospel. We are excited to be sharing some ways for us to participate in using 1/3 of these funds that remain with the church later in March. Our next offering is scheduled for March 26.
Wednesday Proverbs Study
Wednesday Proverbs Challenge
Our Wednesday night adult Bible study group is taking the Proverbs challenge, an attempt to see weekly events through the lens of Proverbs. Join us, and learn to see life through your relationship with the wise God of the ages.
Church Directory App Available
Carry the Church Directory on Your Smartphone
Need the number to a church friend? It's in the app. Want to email your Bible study class? It's in the app. Want to check your giving? It's in the app. Want to change your contact info? It's in the app. Get the picture? Read our online FAQ to sign up for directory access and to set it up on your mobile device.
  Suggested Reading
Beauty and the Beast
Christian Crossroads with Disney
This week Disney Director Bill Condon announced that the $143 billion company would be unveiling the company's first openly gay theme in its newest release, Beauty and the Beast, scheduled for launch March 17.

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."

Clearly the Bible speaks negatively about homosexuality. It's a sin. Intimate relationships are preserved for one man and one woman in a marriage relationship. So how should a Christian family that grew up with all those Disney favorites respond? Some suggest that Christians should never support such immodest and insolent expositions of sin, whether in attendance or with finances. At the same time, others argue that to boycott all organizations of outward immoral support would require avoiding the grocery stores, gas stations, and every other retail establishment necessary within our modern culture. Certainly we wouldn't be able to eat out or drive a car if such were the case. What's a Christian to do?

Our series through the book of Philippians, Christian Crossroads, may not make the decision for you, but it will give you some strong suggestions and principles guided by the Scripture. The Philippian church was a people at a economic, geographical, and spiritual crossroad.Like you, they faced cultural conflict in their pursuit of love, worship, and holiness. It's a battle that is inevitable for every Christian. Navigating these battlefront crossroads successfully is the difference between peace and regret.

Catch up by listening to our initial sermons, and the join us Sundays at 10:30 to begin making smart choices that honor the Lord and are grounded in Scripture.
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