Light Up Your Home

Psalm 78:4 says, “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” 

Here at ABC, we are committed to communicating the truth of God’s Word with the coming generation.  Jesus tells us that a lamp in a house is not meant to be hidden (Matt 5:15), so we lift up the lamp of God every week so our children may see it (Psalm 119:105).  We teach kids the Word of God in age-appropriate ways through our BFG’s, worship services, and midweek classes each week.  We do so prayerfully with the goal in mind that our children may begin to understand it, apply it, and by the grace of God, live it out the rest of their days.

This Sunday is a special weekend as we are theming it, “ABC Kids Sunday.”  If you cannot already tell, you will learn quickly that ABC loves kids!  Our children are going to have an opportunity this weekend to gain valuable leadership experience by leading our church through greeting, ushering, video announcements, and prayers on stage.  Additionally, this weekend will feature a special time of Parent Child Dedication, and I’m looking forward to celebrating these families who are publicly committing to raise their children in Christ-centered homes. 

This Sunday we will also be concluding our Homebuilders sermon series with a special message from Dr. Jimmy Myers.  I’m excited to sit under Jimmy’s teaching alongside you as he delivers a special message from Ephesians chapter 6.  If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Myers, he was a founding member of ABC and instrumental in the early days of our church’s development.  He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of The Timothy Center.  The Timothy Center is one of the leading Christian counseling centers in the city of Austin, as they offer a unique blend of solid Biblical insights coupled with the finest current psychotherapeutic methods.

Jimmy and Beth recently rejoined the ABC family, and we are blessed to have them back in our congregation.  Jimmy is an expert in the arenas of marriage and parenting, and we are also looking forward to him blessing our church with a four-week parenting class on Wednesday nights in the month of October (registration coming soon).  This free class will be based off his published book, co-written with George Barna titled, “Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture.”  Parents, I hope you are saving the dates and making plans to join us next month. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Parenting-Faithful-Secular-Culture/dp/0801000645/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=fearless+parenting&qid=1662564439&sr=8-2

I know you will be blessed this weekend by Dr. Myers special message and our ABC Kids celebration.  I encourage you to come early and invite a family to join you.  We want to be a city on a hill that continues to serve as a place of refuge for families who are seeking to build homes together for Jesus Christ.  Have a great week, and I look forward to seeing you at 9am or 11:11am.

Onward and upward,

Jonathan Spencer

Last Sunday’s Sermon: “Homebuilders – Home Design Pt 3 – Parents” – Ephesians 6:1-4

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