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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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:  http://www.jbu.edu/abila/lectures/

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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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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Lord, Change My Attitude!

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 9.08.57 AMLearning to love to live in the reality of God enables us to live hopefully, at all times. However, there are enemies that must be fought. One of those is our attitude. In our new 7-part sermon series, we will compare and examine our attitudes from the examples of the people of Israel in book of Numbers.

April 12 – The Battle against Living in Joy

April 19 – Replacing a Complaining Attitude with a Heart of Gratitude

April 26 – Replacing a Covetous Attitude with a Heart of Contentment

May 3 – Replacing a Critical Attitude with a Heart of Love

May 10 – Replacing a Doubting Attitude with a Heart of Faith

May 17 – Replacing a Rebellious Attitude with a Heart of Submission

May 24 – The Victory Found in Living with Joy

As our journey begins, we need to deal with five questions:

Are you open to considering what the Lord has to say about changing your attitude?

Are you willing to be changed?

Are you willing to change your attitude ?

Are you willing to focus exclusively on your attitude?

Are you willing to go after this change of attitude with urgency?

Our Lord is so ready to change our hearts if we will stop resisting and start submitting. Don’t you wonder what He would like to do? Let’s find out!

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