The Summit Church
On April 12, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a small, solitary jail cell in Birmingham, reading a newspaper article written by several white clergymen. Dr. King immediately began composing a response in the margins of the newspaper itself. And four days later, having gotten some paper from his lawyer, he finished and sent the now famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.”
You ask, "Pastor J.D., Do you use the same sermon illustrations over and over again?" To which I reply, "Is Nic Cage the greatest actor of our generation?"
We believe that God’s Word is good and trustworthy, and that his design for the church will stand throughout time and prosper the church, now and always. In Christ’s service, every brother and sister finds unimaginable grace, inestimable value, and eternal purpose.
As a follow-up to this weekend's sermon, here are several resources—about abortion, homosexuality, and racism—from our archives and around the web.
When we were first challenged to give financially to the church through messages at the Summit five years ago, we both felt this undeniable and simultaneous nudge to finally start giving. So we made a commitment to give. And then we did what came naturally to us: We gave nothing.
The first generation of a movement does whatever it takes. They expect personal sacrifice. But the second generation does only what’s asked of them. They don’t expect sacrifice, but comfort. I really believe that this season is paramount for our church. The premise of FIRST is ultimately about the Lordship of Jesus. God saves sinners so that they will say, "Jesus is Lord."