Posts by Judy Jones (Page 7)

Posts by Judy Jones (Page 7)

Christ Loved You

Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tenderhearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what your background has been. The Bible assumes that God is the decisive factor in making us what we should…

Separating Sheep From Goats

We’re all familiar with the parable of Matthew 25:31-46 in which the final judgment is likened to a shepherd separating the sheep and the goats. It occurs to me that, in some ways, sheep and goats are very similar animals. At least, they resemble one another more than either resembles a baboon! But, all likenesses considered, there are also some distinct dissimilarities.…

Friend’s Day

Friend’s Day October 30, 2016 Bible Class: 9am Worship: 10am Worship will be followed by a BBQ lunch We have children’s worship (ages 3-5), staffed nursery AND after lunch, there will be a staffed playground and bounce house! Next week is Bring a Friend Day!  Out in the foyer you will find invitations that look similar to the image above and I am praying that you take…

Foul Weather Faith

There is a “fair weather” faith that is precious to all believers. When our confidence in God’s presence is reinforced by good things that happen, when His protection and His direction are easily recognized, the security of His bosom is such a joy! But life isn’t always like that. Sometimes we are bewildered by God’s strange way of managing the universe. John the Baptist…

“I’m So Discouraged”

First, let me say that feeling discouragement and disappointment is not sinful. No one thinks you’re less Christian simply because you feel like that. Honestly, I think we have all reached that point at some time in our life and the more you care the more likely you are to feel it. Sometimes it is about what is happening at church and sometimes it’s about what is not…

Making Disciples: By Marshal Segal

Following Christ means making disciples. His words echo in the back of our minds, “Go therefore and make disciples . . . ” (Matthew 28:19). Not first and foremost “have daily devotions” or “give to the poor,” but make disciples. We don’t become a Christian by making disciples, but once we are in Christ, few things come closer to capturing the heart of our calling while…

Patience Isn’t Passive

I am an impatient person. Waiting is a nuisance at best. This presents a challenge when I run into those situations when wisdom says “wait on the Lord.” In fact, “wait on the Lord” sounds very much like “sit down, shut up, and see what happens” which is in dangerous proximity to passivity and boredom, a state of being that is hair-tearingly tedious. But my understanding…

The Different Tenses of Grace

Devotional by John Piper We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12) Grace is not only God’s desire to do…

Feeling… devastated?

Have you ever received a piece of crushing news that totally rocked your world?  It may have been news regarding a medical diagnosis, a choice made by someone that you love that cut you deeply, the death of someone close to you, news that you were being fired when you’ve been living paycheck to paycheck, a deed perpetrated against you by someone that you looked up to… or…