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This guest post is written by KJ Hill, one of the Summit’s local outreach pastors. He will be joining LaToya King, Raudel Hernandez, Walter Strickland, and me (J.D.) for a panel discussion Tuesday, January 17, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Summit en Español venue of our Brier Creek campus. The panel’s topic is “Martin Luther King Jr.: Race, Church, and Culture 50 Years Later.” RSVP today and I’ll see you tomorrow!

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.  Dr. King was born on January 15th, but the holiday would be celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. The following year, President Reagan signed a proclamation for observing Sanctity of Human Life Day on the third Sunday in January to coincide with the January 22nd date of the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion.

As a Christian, I believe both of these days are important. In fact, I think that in many ways these days represent two sides of the same coin. Unfortunately, sometimes in the church, people who are only focused on one side of the coin can feel at odds over which is of greater importance and can feel like the other group doesn’t even acknowledge their fight for justice.

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Merry Christmas, from DPAC to You!

Posted by Pastor J.D. on December 25, 2016
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Over the past few days, we’ve been celebrating Christmas at DPAC. My prayer for this event—this year more than ever—was that God would use us in humility, so that throughout every service, in every one of us, we would be pointing to the glory of the King of kings. I’ve been praying that people would see and experience the same Jesus who walked the streets of Jerusalem, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, and raising the dead.

We’re only one day removed from Christmas at DPAC, and already I’ve heard story after story of people who met Jesus just like that. I had high expectations: God exceeded them.

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My Prayer for Christmas at DPAC

Posted by Pastor J.D. on December 19, 2016
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Very excited about Christmas at DPAC. I have a strong sense, even more than usual, that people are really going to come to faith in Christ during this thing.

Over the past few days, I’ve been praying from Psalm 115:

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
Why should the nations say,
‘Where is their God?’
Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.”

~Psalm 115:1-3

And what pleases him is to save people. Do it, Lord!

These are the four requests I’ve been praying:

1. For the unbelievers who have received an invitation to accept them and come.
2. For the Spirit of God to be abundantly present in the room from the very beginning.
3. For humility. We can’t exalt Jesus and ourselves at the same time. If we’re thinking about the glory of the one, we won’t be exalting the other.
4. For a harvest of souls.

Pray with me…and I’ll see you at DPAC!