Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

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…

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…

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…

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…

Assumptions

Assumptions.  Those ideas that we have that we just accept as true or things that we “Just know will happen” without any real proof… can lead to all kinds of blunders and even kill a congregation.  Like when we: Assume what someone has done or has not done. When we rely on what we have seen and allow our perspective to judge them and make up our mind about them.…

Cross Culture – Ukraine Missions

The last thing Lora said to me as I was boarding my flight to Moscow in October 1991 was, “Honey, let’s not move to Ukraine!” “Don’t worry,” I said, “this is just a three-week trip!” Twenty-eight years later we are still working in Ukraine. We spent most of those years living and working in Gorlovka, a city in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine. In 2014 a Russian…