Advent Grace

carols-by-candlelight-landscape-10715The season of advent is here. What a glorious time this is for the one who knows and embraces the gift of God’s Son! And, what hope is still offered to the one who remains distant from the most amazing gift offered to man! God has sent His Son into the world!

Each Sunday morning service during the four weeks of Advent (November 29 – December 20) will feature special music celebrating the birth of Christ, Christmas meditations and readings.

Sermon Series

We shall study The Humble Present from Philippians 2. From Jesus’ birth through his life and death He humbled himself willing to go where no one could go, serve who no one would serve and do what no one could do. His example is a challenge for us as well.

Christmas Eve Service (5:00-6:00 PM)

This year we are planning a one hour family service featuring Christmas carols, special music and the reading of the Christmas story. The service will end with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.

May you and your family know the joy and peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during this Christmas season.

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Special Biblical Archaeology Lecture

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On Thursday, October 15th, JBU will be hosting our Fall semester Abila Lecture in Biblical Archaeology.  The lecture will be given by Dr. Steven Ortiz, Professor of Archaeology and Biblical Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dr. Ortiz is also the Director of the Tandy Institute for Biblical Archaeology at SWBTS and is the Director of the archaeological excavation at Tel Gezer in Israel, one of Solomon’s fortified cities. His lecture will be about recent excavations at Gezer.  More information can be found here:

The lecture is free and open to the public.  The lecture will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 15th in the Simmons Great Hall on JBU’s campus.  Last Spring we had almost 400 people attend, and we are expecting at least that number again this Fall.

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October Message Series

trusting-Gods-plans-header-3During the month of October, we will study the Book of Ruth. It’s an amazing story for people who wonder where God is when their dreams die, when one tragedy after another attacks their faith, when a life of integrity is tough and for those who can’t imagine that anything great could ever come of their ordinary lives of faith. It’s a refreshing and encouraging book; I believe we need it right now. You can download an overview of the book here.

Weekly Focuses

4th God plans the sweet and bitter (chapter 1)
11th God secures us under his wings (chapter 2)
18th God fills us with hope (chapter 3)
25th God assures us the best is yet to be (chapter 4)

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A special evening…

Men’s Ministries invites the entire church family to a special video presentation…

john_macarthur-Grace-To-You“We Will Not Bow” by Dr. John MacArthur

August 23, 5:30-7:00 PM

Fellowship Hall

The objective is not simply to redefine gender. The objective is not simply to redefine marriage. The objective is to destroy what God has designed. The two greatest attacks of terror on America were perpetrated by the Supreme Court. The first one was the legalizing of abortion. Millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers. The second great act of terror perpetrated by the Supreme Court was the legalization of same-sex marriage. ~ John MacArthur

The ramifications of the latest decision by our Supreme Court are impacting the church and Christian businesses already. Please set aside everything you normally do and come to this presentation. A question and answer time will follow the video.

You can download a printed transcript of this address here.

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Welcome back – Don and Donna Mohl

We welcome back Don and Donna Mohl! They will be our guests on August 9th at the morning service.

Potluck lunch will follow the service.

You can read about their ministry at their website. A freewill offering will be collected.

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Celebrating Fathers

fathers day best wallpapers for twitterJoin us directly after the Worship Service on June 21, to honor the men in our congregation.  The church will provide barbecue brisket sandwiches and the drinks.  We ask that you bring either a salad, beans, dessert or chips to go with the meal.

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The Simple Walk

Regardless of how long we have walked with the Lord, it is refreshing to return to simple truths. Of course, simplicity does not mean surface; some of God’s simplest truths are profound, requiring us to delve deeply into study and application.

Our new sermon series is entitled The Simple Walk: walking in the simplify and sincerity of God. Our key verse is found in 2 Corinthians 1:12,

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

Simple truths transform God’s people; and, when we walk in our world with simplicity and godly sincerity being our witness, God works profoundly! God is still reaching out to his world with your life!

You can prepare for each Sunday by memorizing the verse from the Scripture Memory section on our website.

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