Register if you still have not. We’d love to have you! Registration is key for locals and WH members and those who will just be present for a portion of the program! It’s August 22-25 and you can find info and register here: https://polishingthepulpit.com/spark
Sunday lunch will be bagged and to-go, although, if you did register for lunch, you are welcome to enjoy that sandwich lunch in our fellowship hall or outdoor pavilion if you’d like to visit. We had a great problem–too many people in worship that day–to use our fellowship hall for a potluck. Thus, the bagged lunches and the closing of the lunch registration. Lunches will be for the 165 people who have already registered for that.
SO many facets of PTP Spark are coming together and our elders are some of the best men in the world (I really think so!), so they are logistically trying to make it the best it can be for His glory. We are grateful to PTP and GBN, who are corroborating to make these lessons available in both archives, so that thousands of people can enjoy them in future times. The topics are both Word-centered and relevant. (Everything Word-centered is culture-relevant!)
Digging Deep awards, reveal, materials and fellowship are central to this SPARK and I’m pleased that so many of you are coming. Bring big vessels for spiritual filling. Don’t forget to register!
P.S. Shout out to Ashlee Bailey of West Huntsville for this new Spark graphic. Used with permission from Polishing the Pulpit. Spread the graphic, too!
It’s all there now. Go take a look and marvel at the great feast and then register to be “at the table.” We hope we do not have to limit the crowd, but then again, we hope we do. We want to fill up our building, but mostly, we’re praying to fill our hearts and cups and shovels and all those other metaphors with the Word. When we do this, we will fill our homes and churches with the good kind of growth. We will be better able to populate heaven. And, for now, we will get a little taste of it (heaven) in Huntsville, Alabama. Go register here:https://polishingthepulpit.com/spark/#. It’s worth taking off work. It’s worth driving a great distance. It’s worth taking kids out of school. It’s worth flying or car-pooling or pray-cationing with your vacation fund. It’s an investment that keeps maturing through this life and beyond. Just. SO. Excited!
Diggers register early, so we will be sure we all get in! The recap, awards, and reveal will all happen here! All the new materials for the 2021-22 study will be available here, too. Live-streaming of awards and reveal and recap will be coming from Huntsville. You know you want to come!
It’s almost time to register! Lots of you have been waiting and planning and encouraging those who are working to make this happen. It’s August 22-25 at West Huntsville church of Christ. It’s a free event, but you do have to register to attend. The registration info and schedule will be available on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. CST here: https://polishingthepulpit.com/spark/ . Registration will be open (as long as there’s space to accommodate) until August 10th, so be sure to reserve your spot early.
Dig-a-bits for the month of June are on the way. Podcast is the 29th. The reveal, awards and intro to the new study will all be happening at Spark and will be live-streamed for diggers who just can’t make it. But you will be blessed if you DO make it, for sure. Guest speakers are some of your favorites and there’s something for everyone. There’s a lot to do in Huntsville, too, so be sure to reserve a spot for visiting the Space and Rocket Center, Bridge Street, or take a hike on beautiful Monte Sano. You may even want to run over to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro and see what folks have lost on the plane.
Be sure you’re there Monday morning to look over the schedule and to register. You can register in a group or as a family or individual. But we need registration info from every participant.
Can you tell this is exciting for the family here in Huntsville? Come on and we will treat you like family, too!
I’m very excited to tell you about the first-ever Digging Deep PTP-SPARK. SPARK is a mini-PTP program for local congregations to present to area churches/Christians the vibrant enthusiasm and sound teaching that goes on at Polishing the Pulpit in Sevierville, TN each August.
We’re having a Digging Deep SPARK at West Huntsville! Dates are August 22-25, 2021 and great speakers are currently being lined up. This is for all Christians, but especially diggers, husbands, kids… there’s something for everybody.
Exciting events will happen throughout this week. More info soon. Watch here. But start making your plans now! It’ll be what you thought you were missing this August!
It’s here, at last. One more way to access Digging Deep materials. This YouTube channel is specifically for housing the podcasts for Men’s Digging Deep, but, of course, its content is applicable right now to ladies studies, as well. You will find them beneficial–meaty and relevant. Be sure and re-invite your husbands and dads and brothers and boyfriends to take a look here, too. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC8CpAr8ic6DTYq0-MeyVPQ
Also remember the full details for the men’s program are here: Calebcolley.com/diggingdeep
We’re so blessed to have access to these supplemental materials. Your family will be doubly blessed if both spouses are digging! You don’t have to do Digging Deep to go to heaven, But you have to be in the Word!
The good news is really all in one book. Make your life better. Make it eternal.
This is Digging Deep writing week. So here’s the little annual excerpt from the big topic that’s rolling around in my head during every conscious moment. I remind myself often that Digging Deep is not “my thing.” It’s such a blessing from God that we get to do this together. Most of all, the study is a blessing from God, the Holy Spirit. Holy men of God spoke as they were borne along of Him (2 Peter 1:21). Every word of the book I’m reading this week was breathed of God (2 Timothy 3:16). And the book gives us the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Please talk to the Father about next year’s study. If you could pray for quiet moments to prepare, for efficient proofing and printing and for hearts tender to this study. As the time approaches, please invite. This is a great study for those who’ve never become New Testament Christians–who have never put on Jesus (Galatians 3:27) And, for now, stay focused on “The Ten.” You’ll be glad if you finish. The best is yet to come! The best is always yet to come when we are in the Lord, the finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Here’s a snippet:
Sometimes we think in big terms of commitment, when we might do better to think incrementally. Examples:
“I can kick this habit right now, for all of my life,” vs. “I can make it through this one day without succumbing to this desire.”
“I am going to read the whole Bible once every year for the rest of my life,” vs. “I am going to spend twenty minutes on Digging Deep each day this week.”
“I will never disrespect you again,” vs. “I am going to make it through this day speaking only in respectful terms to my husband.”
“I am never going to shout at my children again,” vs. “Today I am going to make it my goal to speak gently while disciplining consistently.”
“I will never gossip again,” vs. “I am going to tell my friend prior to this lunch that I am repenting of this sin and I am not going to speak negatively about any sisters while we are together today.”
Thanks for praying. I am praying for you today, too!