Posts by Judy Jones

Posts by Judy Jones

Present Hope

For me, November starts the beginning of a busy holiday schedule. The weather has cooled off, sometimes we get snow (like this year already), Thanksgiving is around the corner, and that is just November!  This year, after Thanksgiving is Present Hope! Like the last few years, we are teaming up with the Arlington Church of Christ and other Knoxville area churches to serve…

Reasons to Rejoice

There are those in the church today who have lost sight of their joy. Indeed, several things in this world tend to rob us of our happiness. In Philippians 4:1-9, the apostle Paul speaks to us on the subject of joy. He is qualified to talk about the issue of pleasure, for in spite of his hardships and persecutions, he found the secret of real Christian Joy. In fact, he was…

Serve One Another

This past Wednesday night we had our annual Fall Festival! Although the weather wasn’t the nicest, we still had a great time in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you to everyone who put time, effort, and hard work into this event to make it so successful. In total there were roughly 122 people who were in attendance. We can take all the energy and excitement as we push onto…

Your Identity in Jesus Christ

Do not forget these words: You are not who people say you are and not even who you feel you are! You are who God says you are! Few things in life shape a person like the words used to describe them. I will never forget the first time someone called me a preacher. I almost panicked and was visibly shaken by those words. I will always remember being told that I was a loser…

Inconvenient!

Suppose we changed our meeting time to 3 AM on Sundays. While we might not like it, many of us would be here despite the inconvenience. Now, relax! There are no plans to change the meeting time! It brings up the question, though: How willing are you to be inconvenienced in your service to God?  Antonius Felix, governor of Judea, didn’t like what he was hearing as Paul was…

Be Like Bo

I want to begin by thanking the church for blessing us with the opportunity to attend Harding University’s Lectureship this past week. I was sitting in a chair in the Benson Auditorium as we prepared for the evening Lecture as we talked about the big news from the day. This news was about an off duty officer involved in a shooting. The young man’s name was Botham. He…

Living one day at a time.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Jesus’ point is much more practical than we often think. He was telling us that we have enough to deal today without worrying about what could happen tomorrow. He wants us to learn to focus on the needs of today, or you…

Dragging Our Way into LIFE

Last week I mowed the yard in what felt like a 350-degree oven.  At one point, completely drenched in sweat, I had to sit down in the shade of a tree to catch my breath and cool down a bit.  I was feeling sorry for myself, and talking to God about it, when something moving along the ground caught my eye.  As I watched, I realized that it was a butterfly.  Its wings,…

Life Groups 2019 — 2020

Our new year of Life Groups begins on Sunday, September 15. Being in a Life Group is an excellent way to get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ as you study and fellowship together. We encourage you to select a group from the list below and sign up on the foyer bulletin board near the side door. Leader: Richard Bonner Location: Bonner Home 5112 Summit View Court…