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Elder Affirmation Results - Sam Karl and Rob Stouffer

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Sunday, November 27, during our Member's Meeting, Summit Woods Baptist Church voted to affirm or reject the Elder's recommendation that Sam Karl and Rob Stouffer serve a three year term as elders. Both Sam and Rob received far above the two-thirds majority vote required by our by-laws to begin serving as an elder. We are grateful for God's leadership through His people a...

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Mid-Service Comments - Christ-like Prayer

Please find below Sam Karl's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Evaluate your prayer in light of Jesus Christ and seek to be more like Him in every way, especially prayer. Last Sunday, Brother Rob exhorted us to “give thanks to God” for anything we are thankful for. I hope that you got to practice that around the dinner table or in your pers...

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Preparing for Sunday - Philippians 1:3-11

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read Philippians 1:1-...

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Mid-Service Comments - Grammar and Thanksgiving

Please find below Rob Stouffer's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Meditate on what you are most thankful for, what is given or the one who gives.   Prepositions Matter. I think they matter especially in regard to Thanksgiving. Those who know my wife well, know that she is a stickler when it comes to grammar, spelling and all things proper in our...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 3:10-15

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 3:...

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Mid-Service Comments - Social Issues and the Gospel

Please find below Sam Karl's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Prayerfully reflect on the issues, Scriptures, and prayer below. I was praying for the social evils of the day such as abuse, trafficking, slavery, abortion, murders, and wars. My heart became very heavy and I didn’t know how to pray any further and my mind wandered off to an event th...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 3:1-9

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 2:...

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Mid-Service Comments - GSM Ministry

Please find below Rob Stouffer's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Prayerfully reflect, pray and engage our students. Almost 4 years ago, the elders asked me to give specific shepherding care to our student ministry. I have come alongside an amazing group of fellow lay leaders who care deeply for the gospel and deeply for our students. They desperately...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 2:6-16

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 2:...

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Mid-Service Comments - Martin Luther

Please find below Sam Karl's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday.  Prayerfully reflect and give thanks for God using a man in such a way to preserve His Word for His Glory Alone. Martin Luther & The Reformation “This man is famous as a reformer, theologian, professor, translator, prodigious author, and polemicist (meaning an excellent Orat...

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