Archive for July, 2011

  1. SECRET CHURCH 11 – Ticket Sale Date Announced

    Posted on July 26th, 2011 by Radical

    The ticket sale date for Secret Church 11 – “Marriage, Family, Sex, and the Gospel” – was announced today through DMI (Disciple-Making International).  Tickets for the next Secret Church at The Church at Brook Hills will be available for purchase on the Secret Church website on Monday, August 15, at 9am (CST) on the Schedule & Tickets page.  For more information, visit the Secret Church website. Secret Church Simulcast Secret Church will once again be simulcast in partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources.  Simulcast registration for small groups and churches is scheduled to begin Thursday, September 1.  For (Continue reading…)

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    Secret Church 10 – Uganda, Africa – Part 2

    Posted on July 25th, 2011 by Secret Church

    The following post is the second in a series by Joy Breedlove, a missionary serving in Africa. “In the first session of Secret Church 10, Pastor David clearly identified the deception Satan is using in our churches today not only here in Uganda, but for churches all over our world. He is deceiving people by convincing them they are saved when they are not. When I was eleven years old I heard a sermon preached on hell…this sermon placed a great fear in me. Someone lead me in a prayer and the following Sunday I (Continue reading…)

  3. SECRET CHURCH – Prayer Focus

    Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Secret Church

    In Iraq a house church leader was taken from his home by a radical group of Muslims for sharing the Gospel and leading others to Christ.  For more information about how to pray for this man, his family, and others visit the Voice of the Martyrs website.

  4. Highlight – Survey of the Old Testament

    Posted on July 20th, 2011 by Radical

    (The following excerpt was taken from the Secret Church transcripts for “Survey of the Old Testament” by David Platt.  You can find these transcripts and other resources by going to DiscipleMakingIntl.org .) “We don’t exactly know who wrote Job, nor do we know exactly when it was written.   Most likely it was written during the time of the patriarchs:  Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, it would chronologically fit somewhere in that time frame.  Job was a real man in real history (Ezekiel 14:14-20; James 5:11).  Again this is not a fictional fable or story.  What is written (Continue reading…)

  5. Secret Church 10 - Uganda, Africa - Part 1

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    Secret Church 10 – Uganda, Africa – Part 1

    Posted on July 14th, 2011 by Secret Church

    The following post is the first in a series from Joy Breedlove, a missionary serving in Uganda, Africa. “It was 2 am in the early morning hours of April 23rd. I was surrounded by a room full of bush pastors who had joined me to experience Secret Church live via simulcast from Birmingham, Alabama. Everything was set and ready to go….although it was a very stormy night. We had not lost power as we usually do when it storms. We were praying continually for our power to remain as we participated in Secret Church. There (Continue reading…)

  6. Topic Change for Nov 4 Secret Church

    Posted on July 12th, 2011 by David Platt

    Due to a variety of factors in our church, in our culture, and in my own life, I have decided to change the Secret Church topic for this November. This is obviously not because “Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World” is an insignificant topic. The end times are an eternally important topic, and we will undoubtedly address this topic in a future Secret Church. But for November’s Secret Church, I have decided to examine a biblical theology of family, marriage, and sex. Secret Church 11 – “Marriage, Family, Sex, and the Gospel” Manhood. (Continue reading…)

  7. SECRET CHURCH – Prayer Focus

    Posted on July 6th, 2011 by Secret Church

    Algerian churches are facing closure – Due to governmental regulations and restrictions numerous churches are facing closure in Algeria’s Belgaia province.  The churches there are continuing to meet and hold services even though they are now considered “illegal”.   For more information about how to pray for these churches visit the Voice of the Martyrs website – Persecution.com/Pray (June 3, 2011)

  8. HIGHLIGHT – Survey of the Old Testament

    Posted on July 1st, 2011 by Secret Church

    (The following excerpt was taken from the Secret Church transcripts for “Survey of the Old Testament” by David Platt.  You can find these transcripts and other resources by going to DiscipleMakingIntl.org .) THE WRITINGS OF GOD’S PEOPLE “The writings of God’s People, also known as poetic and wisdom literature is captured in most of these five books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. Most of them are written in Hebrew poetry. They stand in the final position of the Hebrew Bible after 1 and 2 Chronicles. They include man’s responses to the words and deeds (Continue reading…)