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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Helping Others Prepare for Eternity

Thursday- Our lack of envy and boasting toward our Neighbor

James 3:13-16 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

Challenge: James points out that true wisdom is shown by a good life and deeds done in humility. He contrasts true wisdom with earthly wisdom exhibited by bitter envy and selfish ambition. Focusing on others and serving them helps our hearts to keep from envying and boasting. List something that you can do for your neighbor in humility to practice this aspect of love. Write what you did and how it affected you.

• Al Bradshaw is hospitalized with pneumonia. He is at St. Thomas, Room 411. He expects to go home today.
• Christine Hickerson, sister of Dick Garner and Don Garner, passed away yesterday in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Arrangements are not yet available.
• Coleman Ingram, infant grandson of Bill and Nancy Ingram, will begin treatments for a vascular issue on Monday at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

• Carmen Ayes is spending the summer in Honduras. She requests our prayers while she is there.
• Dean Bawcom continues chemotherapy treatments.
• Steve Greene continues chemotherapy and radiation.
• Nancy Harris remains at NHC Cool Springs for rehab.
• Don Hinson had back surgery on Monday. He is at Centennial, Room 6124. Mary is still confined to home due to recent foot surgery.
• Bethany Seamon is in Honduras for a Summer internship. Follow her blog at:
• Parker Thompson continues treatment in Atlanta, Georgia. His address there is:
Attn: Mary Lengel for Parker Thompson
Skyland Trail
1961 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
• Freda Acuff, 93 year old mother of Judy Staggs, has moved to Woodcrest at the Blakeford for rehab.
• Ronnie Arnett, Jim Arnett's brother, has moved to a rehab facility in Jackson, Tennessee.
• Kenneth Lampley, Brenda Plunkett's father, has responded well to cancer treatment. He continues to recover.
• Betty Nussbaumer, mother of Lydia Sullivan, is at NHC Cool Springs for rehab after back surgery.
• Hite Tiner, father of David Tiner, is recovering from hip surgery.

Continue to lift up:
Betty Aston
Pam Bishop
Zane Burns, Sr.
Henry Hunter
Kathy Johnson
John Johnston
Bob Keith
Jim & Sara Redmon
Joe & Isabelle Ross
Kevin Sparkman
Gene Sullens

**indicates new events that have been added

A note from Leslie Fisher: My family has had the opportunity to worship the Woodbine Family. Their minister, Greg Kirby, has an amazing opportunity to get a Masters Degree at no cost from Lipscomb University. Lipscomb is sponsoring a video contest and the person with the most votes gets to go to school for free. Wow! Greg is such a blessing to the Woodbine Family and this opportunity could really impact the lives of that community. Please take a moment to go to the link below and vote for Greg Kirby. You can vote once a day from any and all devices (Cellphone, iPad, laptop, desk top) until June 20th. And please pass this along to your distribution lists and share on your FB or Twitter. Thank you!

June 17-22 - Sr. Impact

June 18 - TNT for 7th-12th Grades, Meet at BHCC at 1:00 p.m. to go to the Nashville Zoo. Bring $20 for the Zoo plus $$ for dinner. Pickup will be back at BHCC at 7:00 p.m.

June 19 - BHSM Devos, 10:00 a.m.
There will be a devo for guys and a devo for girls.

June 19 - 5th-12th Grade classes will not meet

June 20 - 5th Grade Girls' Swim Date, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
An afternoon of swimming and fun at Kristen Freund's house. Wear your swimsuit and bring your towel! RSVP to Lisa Freund: or 218-4656

June 21-22 - 6th Grade Girls' Overnight, Calendines' cabin, Meet and return to BHCC (times to be determined), Bring swim attire for lake/pillow/change of clothes/no bedding needed. Moms are welcome but not required. RSVP with Shelby McCreary (202-6769).

June 22 - 5th & 6th Grade Boys Canoe Trip, Meet at BHCC to travel to Linden, TN. The cost will be $24 per father/son pair plus $6 for lunch. RSVP to David Deeb by June 14

June 22, 4-6 p.m. 4th Grade Girls Swimming Party at the home of Carmen Bailey, 5308 Williamsburg Road, Brentwood. Pizza and dessert will be served. Wear swimsuits and bring towels. RSVP to Alison Burns at

June 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 2nd Grade Girls and Moms are invited to a devotional and ice cream sundaes at the home of Zola Dorris, 6101 Johnson Chapel Road, Brentwood. For more info, contact Rebecca Dorris at or 615.403.1242.

June 23 - Divorce Support Group, 4:45 p.m., downstairs

June 27-July 6 -Wilderness Trek (open to 9th-12th graders)

June 30-July 2 - Summer Celebration at Lipscomb University
Brentwood Hills 6:00 p.m. service will not meet on June 30 so that all may attend.

July 7 - Baby Shower for Jennifer Henderson, 4:30 p.m., Reception Room
It's a Boy! Registries: Babies-R-Us, Target, and The Little Cottage

July 7-11 - Junior Camp (CURRENT 3rd-6th graders)

July 11 - Senior Adult Potluck, 6:00 p.m., Foyer

July 15-18 - Summer Mystery Trip for Junior High Students, more to come

Junly 15-19 - Summer Mystery Trip for Senior High Students, more to come

July 16-22 - Honduras Brigade

July 26-Aug. 3 - Baja Mission Trip

August 16 & 17 - Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
The seminar will be hosted by our Marriage Ministry Team on Friday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $29 per person at the Marriage Ministry kiosk in the foyer.

September 27-29 - BHCC Retreat at Henry Horton State Park
If you plan to camp, sites must be reserved this year. You can do that now through the Tennessee State Parks.

Monday Morning Quarterbacks, 6:30 a.m., Conference Room
Ladies' Class, 10:00 a.m., Reception Room
FriendSpeak, 6:30 p.m.

Brentwood Hills
Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583