Posts by Judy Jones (Page 7)

Posts by Judy Jones (Page 7)

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord.

As I was reading this week, I came across Psalm 84 and found it so uplifting and encouraging to listen to the words of a man that was so in awe and excited about God that these words poured forth out of his soul… but I also found it challenging!  As we come together this morning we will sing songs and spend time focusing in on communion and prayer, and we will ask for…

First Mark of the Upright Heart

“This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” (Isaiah 66:2) The first mark of the upright heart is that it trembles at the Word of the Lord. Isaiah 66 deals with the problem of some who worship in a way that pleases God and some who worship in a way that doesn’t. Verse 3 describes the wicked who bring their…

Faith, Hope, and Love

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13, ESV). As Paul spoke with the church in Corinth, his purpose was to correct many false ideas and many problems within the church. In chapter 12, he addresses problems about spiritual gifts. It would seem that the church was unusually fixated on what gifts…

My Sin, Not in Part, But the Whole

“My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought.” This is a strange phrase. Has it ever caught your attention before? In the third stanza of “It is Well,” the hymnist leads with this curious arrangement of words. It always struck me as odd. How can I consider my sin blissful? Eventually, I learned to look at things in their proper context. I had never connected those lines…

The Need for Growth

As a Christian, we know that we have been called to grow and develop.  We understand by experience that at baptism, there is not an automatic download and reboot that takes place that changes our ways and makes us always do the right thing and make the best choices.  We don’t become super-leaders or spiritual giants overnight… that requires growth and development…

Youth & Family Minister Candidates

On March 12th – 13th   and March 19th – 20th we will have candidates visiting Northeast to interview for our Youth & Family Minister position. Nathaniel Hensley will be with us March 12th – 13th, and Jacob Galloway will be here March 19th – 20th.  If you have children or teenagers, please make every effort to have them attend the events we have planned for their…