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Aug 7

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

This weekend we close our study of Philippians 4 with a passage that brings both comfort and confidence: 

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)

As a boy, going back to school meant a trip to the store to purchase the supplies I would need for the new school year. Back then, we bought pencils, new pencil boxes, notebooks, and other things that would last all year long. Looking back, I know my parents sacrificed to make those purchases. As a father, I remember my boys coming home with much more detailed lists that their mom would take them to buy before the first day of school. I am told that the list of supplies in this day and age no longer includes a pencil box, but is very specific, detailed, and long. Each of my school-aged grandchildren has a particular list of supplies they need. If I go to the store and grab a bunch of pencils and a pencil box for them, I will miss everything on their list. I have no idea what they need! 

Philippians 4 assures us that we have a Heavenly Father who knows what is on our list and will supply all of our needs. Not only does He know what our needs are, He supplies us from the glorious riches we have in Jesus. I am comforted to know that my God knows my specific and individual needs and has the desire and ability to supply everything on that list! 

Our fall sermon series entitled, “This Is U.S. 2020,” will address the culture war in which we are currently engaged. Each week, we will explore a different battlefront. Join me in praying for this study as we seek God’s truth amid turmoil, polarized worldviews, and cultural coups. Thankfully, we enter the new series already assured that our God knows and supplies all of our needs!

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

Be confident of my continued prayers for our Second Family.

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young

Jul 31

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

The summer at Second is off to a great start. In Worship, our summer sermon series continues, as we mine the riches of Philippians 4. This weekend, our sermon is entitled, “New Strength.” Sixty-four years ago, on July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law officially declaring In God We Trust to be the nation’s official motto. This came two years after the President advocated to insert under God into the Pledge of Allegiance. At a Flag Day speech in 1954, Eisenhower explained why he was passionate about including under God in the Pledge of Allegiance:

“In this way, we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way, we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.

I believe President Eisenhower’s words are both timely and true. Whatever today or tomorrow brings, our greatest resource is spiritual weapons that are strengthened and well-honed. Philippians 4:13 encourages us that we can do ALL things through Christ, who provides the strengthening we need!

You won’t want to miss a minute of our fall sermon series entitled, “This Is U.S. 2020.” We will continue to expand our study of how we can flex and strengthen our spiritual muscles as we address the cultural war in which we are engaged.

Summer is the perfect time to maximize your circle of influence within your neighborhood, friend circle, and even within your own home. Whether you bring visitors to campus Bible Study and Worship or gather online to worship together remotely, invite friends and family to be a part of your Second Family.

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

I look forward to fun and fellowship this weekend.

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young

Jul 24

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

There is no shortage of excitement at the Fellowship of Excitement this week! VBS online is going strong, and I am hearing reports from parents and grandparents alike that our kids (and the young at heart) are having a ball. Lisa and I have enjoyed watching it online! You can quickly see that “Second Loves Kids” is more than just a slogan! Our video team continuously does an outstanding job, the JUMP and GIGL teams are knocking it out of the park with worship, and Karate Camp: The Movie is an instant hit.

Interestingly, the word karate means “empty hand.” I can’t think of a more perfectly symbolic way for us to approach this season than with empty hands, turned toward heaven. Often, we find ourselves holding on to things that do not matter, and that ultimately can never satisfy or bring any level of peace. Let’s release to the Lord anything that we are gripping too tightly, and in turn, ask Him to fill us with His peace and provision; His daily bread. Finally, whether you are joining us online or in person at your campus, let’s raise empty hands in worship and praise this weekend.

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

I look forward to what the Lord will do in the weeks ahead! He alone is worthy of our uplifted hands!

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young

Jul 17

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

As we navigate the ever-changing waters of our current climate, I continue to be amazed and proud of the creativity demonstrated throughout this season of unusual circumstances. Our staff and volunteers remain hard at work to keep things exciting and innovative for the Second Family. VBS is no exception – and it is almost here! July 20-24, we will take everything you love online, from the classroom activities to a brand-new movie. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled week, featuring Karate Camp: The Movie!

Each day, visit second.org/vbs to download the at-home sessions, including a devotional, worship with our JUMP and GiGL Teams, indoor and outdoor activities, craft, memory verse, and talking points. Then, watch the latest episode of Karate Camp: The Movie with new episodes posted every morning at 8 a.m. You will not want to miss this time with family, friends, and especially those for whom you have been praying in your sphere of influence. This is a great and fun-filled way to share fellowship with neighbors and friends who have young children. Actually, each year I hear from adults who come for the kids, but fall in love with the VBS message and program themselves! So, be sure to invite those who are young and young at heart to join us online next week.

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

Our summer series, “All Things New,” will continue this weekend, bringing us encouragement and practical wisdom from the book of Philippians. I look forward to what the Lord will do in the weeks ahead at the Fellowship of Excitement!

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young

Jul 10

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

This weekend, we kick off our summer series, “All Things New.” You will not want to miss this study of Philippians 4, one of the most encouraging passages in Scripture. Philippians 4 promises peace as a result of prayer and petition. Peace is the illusive state of being all people, religious or non-religious, crave. As Christians, peace does not have to be out of reach or dependent upon anything other than Christ. The word peace used in Philippians 4 actually means wholeness or unity. Think about that. Personally, we each long to be whole – body, mind, and spirit. As a community, we long for wholeness and unity. As families, we endeavor to be whole – all members equally happy and healthy. And as the Body of Christ, we must strive for wholeness with Christ as the head, and each member as vital, contributing parts of the body.

This is going to be a great summer as each Sunday the letter to the Philippians brings words of comfort, assurance and encouragement. Additionally, JUMP opens on all campuses this weekend giving kiddos in grades 1 through 4 the opportunity to learn from God’s Word in a fun and exciting way. This is a great time to invite those in your circle of influence to join the fellowship we enjoy as believers and members of the Second Family!

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

I look forward to worshipping with all of you this weekend!

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young

Jul 2

Houston Courage Update


Dear Second Family,

Happy 4th! We commemorate Independence Day as the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The first Fourth of July celebration was by the colonies, with fellowship and fireworks. The tradition continues 244 years later! As a church, we will celebrate in person and online with fellowship and a resounding time of worship led by Veritas, our special musical guests. When Veritas leads worship, I not only hear with my ears, but I feel the music in my chest - a foretaste of heaven when all believers sing praises to our King.

For those attending Worship and Bible Study in person this weekend, we are continuing to follow safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s Office recommendations with regard to masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more. You can review our guidelines for Worship, Bible Study, and Childcare HERE. If you are in a high-risk category or feel more comfortable at home, please worship with us online at second.org.

Trey Gowdy’s message spoke to me in a profound way last weekend. I always enjoy having him home and hearing his heart for the Lord. Trey is a great example of bearing witness for Christ within our own realm of influence. Though most of us are not in a congressional sphere, our own circle of influence is vital for the Kingdom. Tradition has it that John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, declared that he signed the Declaration of Independence "with a great flourish" so England's "King George can read that without spectacles!" I love that. As the Body of Christ, I believe we are called to live lives that are so obviously Christ-like that no one has to wear spectacles to recognize us as Christians.

Enjoy this holiday weekend, and make sure you “sign your name with a flourish,” boldly proclaiming Christ within your own circle of influence.

His and yours,


H. Edwin Young