SOUPer Bowl 2022

Instead of a Throwback Thursday this week I am going to share information about our SOUPER Bowl Charity Event at Church. Here is all the details…

(Annapolis, MD – January 24, 2022) – In a typical year, The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center serves over 2,000 community members in need. In two years of Covid-19, that number has jumped by more than 40%. Yet, they continue to serve hundreds of people daily with fresh meals, pantry items, case management, clothing, showers, and other basic needs. 

“As The Light House continues to serve a record number of vulnerable individuals and families, we need the support of our community more than ever,” said Jo Ann Mattson, Light House Executive Director. “Together, we can provide vital homelessness prevention and support services to as many struggling neighbors as we possibly can.” 

Since 2007, Heritage Baptist Church has hosted the SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Light House, on the same day as the National Football League’s “Super” championship game. This donation-only event has raised over $37,000 cumulatively for the Light House. Pandemic precautions prevent the in-person gathering this year, but the event will continue virtually, with 100% of funds donated going directly to the Light House.

“The Light House needs our help now more than ever,” said Heritage Baptist pastor Scott Shelton. “COVID-19 has made the work they do even more challenging. We did not want to pass up this opportunity to help, so we are continuing the SOUPer Bowl tradition online.”

The 16th Annual SOUPer Bowl Fundraiser for the Light House will be held online February 6-13, 2022, via the church website (HeritageLoves.Com) and social media platforms, with the goal of raising $2,000. One hundred percent of donated funds will go directly to the Light House. Participants can make an online donation to the 2022 SOUPer Bowl at HeritageLoves.com and enjoy daily soup recipes from community leaders, including: 

Delegate Shaneka Henson, Esq.  (District 30A, Anne Arundel County)

Andrew Parks (Restaurant Owner)

Chef Shannon Costello (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Culinary Coach, Blogger)

Tom O’Leary (Owner- Chevy’s Annapolis & finalist on NBC’s “Baking It” Cooking Show)

Chef Zachary Pope (Co-founder of SOUPer Bowl and noted local chef)

Jared Littman (Owner K&B True Value)

Brian Shallcross (Bowie Baysox General Manager)

“We are deeply grateful to Heritage Baptist Church and their partners for supporting our mission each year through their SOUPer Bowl Lunch for The Light House,” said Mattson. “Our small but mighty organization is a place where neighbors help neighbors and this thoughtful event embodies that spirit.”

Heritage Baptist is an affiliate congregational partner of the Light House. For more information, contact the church office at 410.263.6680, or email SOUPer Bowl coordinator Lea Hurt (news@heritageloves.com)

https://www.heritageloves.com/souper-bowl-2022

A Second Look At Peter

My Sunday School group that I am a part of just finished studying 1st and 2nd Peter. It was a 12 Lesson program and it was really uplifting and education. Thoroughly enjoyed the class semester.

However, one take away I have from this is the negative reaction many have to events in Peter’s life.

I want to look at three moments in a different way.

First many always point out Peter sank in the water after leaving the boat but how many of us would even have the faith to walk out on to the water in the first place? Yes he ended up sinking but he had more faith then most.

Second Peter was told by Jesus to “get behind me Satan” after Peter said about Jesus’ death that it, “shall never happen to you”. Most of us knowing what would happen probably shake our heads at Peter but in that situation would we not be thinking the same thing? How many of the other disciples had similar thoughts? But Peter had the courage to speak up and challenge Jesus even if he was out of line.

Last Peter cut off a Roman Soldiers ear, this a brutal and scary moment when you think about it but again this shows Peter’s courage that while many of us would cower in that situation Peter was ready to fight to the death for Jesus Christ.

Peter didn’t just have faith and courage, he loved Jesus. He loved Jesus so much that he did things no one else had the faith or courage to do, even if he was wrong and made mistakes his love for God was clear.

Let’s remember Peter in his faith and remember God in how he took a flawed man of faith like Peter and turned him into one of the most importance leaders in church history.

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Bible References:
Peter Sinks
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2014%3A22-33&version=NIV

Peter Called Satan
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2016&version=NIV

Peter Cuts of Soldiers Ear
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+18%3A10-11&version=NIV

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday – Jeremiah 17:5-10

Tuesday – Psalm 1 

Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Thursday – Luke 6:17-26

God Delight’s In You

That’s right you read the title of my blog right. God does in fact delight in you. I know sometimes it’s hard to imagine or comprehend but He does.

This post has been inspired by a video I watched from Steven Bancarz about this very subject.

I actually planned on writing with a much more serious tone this week on an entirely different subject but God had different plans. I want you to watch this video, I know its 30 minutes but it is worth it.

It’s incredible when you think about it, truly it is. It’s message I needed to hear right now going into this week.

Here is a link to some Bible verses that helped me today.

https://www.openbible.info/topics/god_delights_in_you

Have a Blessed and Delightful Week,
Chris

Yes God Wants You In Church

Throwback Thursday Post from just last year but I decided to share it because of the importance of the topic.

In just a year I have gotten heavily involved in my church and it really has been a huge blessing.

Also here is a video to add to the blog entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpbdkGPk92s&ab_channel=TheRemnantRadio

The Good Word

I see a lot of people point out reasons they don’t go to church and criticize the problems at churches. They say things like, “The Church isn’t a building, I am the church.”

While there is truth to that the Bible is clear God wants us to go to an actual church building. Because He wants us to have fellowship for the benefit of ourselves and those around us.

Churches also provide services to the community, they feed the hungry, clothe those who are without, provide financial support to people in need, not to mention many, many other things.

There is a huge benefit to churches in the world.

Satan is the accuser, he is the one putting these thoughts of the negative sides of some churches in your heads.

He wants you weakened, he wants the church weakened because he knows he has no power over a church truly…

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It Always Comes Back to Jesus

Throwback Thursday Post From July 2020

The Good Word

In the three faiths of Abraham there is one major difference and that is Jesus.

The Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah.

The Muslims reject Jesus as the Son of God.

We Christians believe Jesus to be who He says He is.

That’s the difference.

We believe Him. We do not reject what He said like many Jews do. We don’t believe the words of men from hundreds of years after Jesus left the Earth and returned to the Father.

We believe Jesus Himself and the writings of those who knew Him.

He is the Son of God because He says He is.

He is God because He says He is.

Before Abraham Was, I Am

“48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and…

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Something Simple But Serious To Think About

Many people make their Christianity a part of who they’re it is one of their personality traits, something they label themselves as.

This is the incorrect way of Christian life. Your Christianity at that point becomes just another thing about you and not about God and how He molds you.

The correct way of Christian life is that every part of you reflects your Christianity, your personality traits, character traits, what you do and who you’re is because of your Christian faith.

Let everything about you be the way that is because you’re a Christian.

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Scripture Reading Plan:

Monday – Isaiah 62:1-5

Tuesday – Psalm 36:5-10

Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Thursday – John 2:1-11