The HBC Back Page is a weekly column appearing on the back of the church bulletin each Sunday, often including church news, anecdotes, book reviews, or comments from Pastor.


Back Page: April 1, 2012

The 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is upon us this month.  The maiden voyage of this unsinkable ocean liner set sail on a Wednesday of that week and sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.   While there is a lot of hype from Hollywood and other places on this 100th anniversary, there are also opportunities for us to witness to others.  Many questions rise as one reflects on that horrific day when 1514 perished in the icy waters of the Atlantic.  Why were they so unprepared for such a disaster?  Why the arrogance about this ship that man built?  Why the negligence?  The movies will once again run, and stories in newspapers and magazines will again replay the events of that day.  You may see the famous staircase and perhaps even hear the orchestra play as the ship descends.  Can this be a reminder that all will one day make their final journey?  Are you ready for that to happen?  May the Lord grant us witnessing opportunities over the next week or so as many remember the Titanic.     I did read one book a while back that emphasized the personal evangelism that took place as the ship was sinking.  Hearing Nearer My God to Thee being played, while the massive ship was listing to one side in the icy waters, should get one’s attention.  Many genuinely trusted Christ in that final hour.  May we be faithful in getting the gospel to those that are likewise perishing.

The King’s Kids pinewood derby race was last week here at HBC.   The kids and parents had a great time with all the handmade cars.  I admired the creativity of the boys and girls along with their parents.   The Grand Prix results were as follows:  1st place Ethan Harris (#313); 2nd Carly Malia (#306); 3rd Kasie McLeod (#332); 4th Parker Lloyd (#311); and 5th Alex Shaw (#329).  Congratulations to all the boys and girls.                                                   – Pastor

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