Ice Storm of March 2014

update:  March 11.  Additional photos added.  Photos courtesy of TWilson.  The chronological order is the morning of March 7th at the peak of the ice storm,  after lunch, March 8th and at night, Saturday, March 8th at 11 pm.

The Ice Storm came to Lexington on Friday.  A late winter storm in 2014.  Up to 1/2 inch of ice accumulated in most areas of town.  Plant life sagged from the weight of frozen water.  With this heavy burden, trees were uprooted and limbs broke, snapping at weak points.   Other casualties were downed power and telephone poles.  Friday was a mess.  By noon Saturday, most of the power had been restored to Lexington.  One exception, was First Baptist Church, 4th Street side.

 

 

 

 

 

After numerous consults with Utility Officials, FBC was promised power by late Saturday evening.  Power crews worked feverishly day and night.  Sunday morning came.  No Power.  Yet, FBC persevered, as Sunday School started with no utilities!  Most congregants left the cold dark classrooms searching for light and some measure of comfort and fellowship.  The Sanctuary provided the needed place of respite.

By 10:30 am, the power was restored!  The Sanctuary,  in all of its glory, provided even more light.  While there were no bulletins, Rev. Tommy Wilson, simply and elegantly guided the morning worship by announcing each point of the service.

IceStormMarch2014-congregation

 

Can We Trust the Bible?

The question of this Bible Study is:  Can We Trust the Bible?

Find Dr. Ray Howell III’s Powerpoint (converted to pdf so that all can view it) about this question here.

The Composition of the Bible powerpoint #2

Dr. Ray Howell III is leading a Bible Study about the Composition of the Bible.  Several people from the group have asked for the Powerpoints of the presentation.

Click on this link for the second and last of the two presentations.

The Composition of the Bible powerpoint #1

Dr. Ray Howell III is leading a Bible Study about the Composition of the Bible.  Several people from the group have asked for the Powerpoints of the presentation.  Click on this link for the first of two presentations.

Note:  The Powerpoint slideshows have been converted to a pdf document.  The downloads do not require one to have Powerpoint to view the document.

The Composition of the Bible

How did the Bible come to us?  How do we know it is authoritative?  Who decided what books were included?  These are some of the questions we will explore as we continue our Monday night/ Tuesday morning Bible Study this week.

Join us each Monday at 7:00 pm or Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.

Update:  Dr. Ray Howell III’s Powerpoints.  (Note:  these files are converted to pdf format for easier viewing)

The Bible

The New Testament

Can We Trust the Bible?

The Translations

English Translations

Schedule: Feb. 17/18 and 24/25, then miss the next two weeks.  Bible Study will resume Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18 and continue for 4 weeks, concluding with the final sessions, April 7 and 8.