Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

VBS 2018 – GO FISH

It is that time of year! I’m not talking about the part where the Government reminds you that taxes are due soon but VBS! This year’s VBS is taking place on June 30th here at the building. We will begin at 9am Saturday Morning and finish up around 3:30 in the afternoon. The theme and stories circle around Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Matthew 28:16-20 and…

Lads to Leaders 2018

Last weekend many of our kids went over to Nashville to compete at the 50th annual Lads to Leaders convention in areas like speech, song leading, Bible reading, puppet theater and art among others.  As usual, the kids put in the time and effort and impressed us all!  I hope that you will make the effort and plan on coming back tonight for “Showcase” at 6:00 to see and…

Who’s in Charge Here?

           Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:10–11, ESV). Jesus. Undiminished deity dwelling in full humanity. The One who spoke and the worlds were formed. “He is…

Defined By What?

What defines your life? Is it something that you have done in the past? Is it something you are really good at? Is it a failure? Are you defined by what someone else says? What defines you? We live in a world that can be harsh. When we look into a mirror what do we see? Do we see our insecurities? Our weaknesses? Our Failures? Something that we did a long time ago? When…

Just Like Us

One of the most intriguing verses for me is Luke 2:52. In this verse, I see Jesus, who is God in the flesh, presented as a real person. He grew in height, in wisdom, and in favor with God and man. For all the power and glory that was His, in the flesh He was just like us. Don’t misunderstand now, I know that Jesus is much more than a mere man, He is God with us, He is the…

Art In Me

We traveled on a long trip this past weekend to New Hampshire and back. One of the most popular things to do in a car is to listen to music. One of these songs happened to be “Art in Me” by Jars of Clay. It’s an older song but one that has a nice story behind it. I thought about inner city ministry and some of the kids I had worked with in Newport, Arkansas. A place that…

Pull

In a rural area a farmer was tending to his horse named Buddy, and along came a stranger who desperately needed the farmer’s help. The stranger had lost control of his vehicle and ran it off into a ditch. He asked the farmer if his horse could somehow manage to pull his vehicle out of the ditch for him and was happy to tell the farmer that the vehicle was a small…

Winterfest 2018 – IF

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 Winterfest 2018 is officially in the books! It was a great weekend for the whole group! If you were not able to go this year we hope that you will be able to next year but we also wanted to share some of our experience with you as well. Friday afternoon was an interesting day to head…

Take Your Vitamins!

Nutritionists say vitamins are essential to good health. Some people take supplements in case they don’t receive enough vitamins from their diet. To maintain optimum spiritual health, here are some “vitamins” you should take: Vitamin A: Attendance. Early Christians met together often, sometimes every day (Acts 2:46). Later, when some of the brethren stopped attending, God…

Dial 9 for Heartfelt Worship and Praise

We’ve all been there. We’re in the doctor’s office. It’s taking longer than expected. We’re late for another appointment, so we ask the receptionist if we can use the phone. We dial the number twice and nothing happens. We ask in frustration, “How do I dial out?” The receptionist says, “you need to dial 9 first.” Making spiritual comparison and application of the above…