An Audience of One

365 Devotionals for a Thankful Heart

Today’s devotional, reposted from, hits the nail on the head when it says: “You will find not only more breathing room but also more joy in life if you stop trying to please everyone around you.” Read the whole devotional here


Source: 365 Devotionals for a Thankful Heart by Zondervan on


Ready, Set, Let’s Bash!

There’s a funny meme out there circulating on Facebook. It says something to the effect of Is it just me or did June and July last like 5 minutes. Yep. Pretty much. We were just looking forward to summer fun and now it’s time to look toward school starting again. Sunday, August 12th – that’s this coming Sunday morning – JCC will host its annual Back to School Bash. If you live in the Anchorage area come join us at 10:30 AM on the 12th. Space is limited to 30 kids, so sign up soon because the slots will fill up fast. We are located at 4335 Laurel Street, Anchorage, AK. You can sign up at

Breaking Through the Roof

Today marks the beginning of our annual VBS. This year we have a team from Tennessee to help us put on our Mega Sports Camp. Some of the members of the team led worship for our AM service, and team leader, Pastor Adam, brought a stirring message about doing that extra thing to make sure that those we care about have a way to come to Jesus. Using the story about the friends of the paralyzed man who broke through the roof of the house where Jesus was teaching in order to get their friend to Jesus, Pastor Adam encouraged the congregation to do whatever it took to get our friends and family to Jesus. Click on the Sermon page to listen to today’s message.


If you are in the Anchorage, AK area bring your kids to VBS this coming week. Sign up at


Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin.

Activating Your Spiritual Senses

We’ve been doing a sermon series on the Gifts of the Spirit, so today we’re reposting a wonderful article written by James Goll about activating your spiritual senses for Charisma’s online magazine that goes along with our series. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

(Photo by David Pisnoy on Unsplash)

“Each of us needs to become a discerner—no matter what our personal background or specific gift or function in the body of Messiah. Although some believers are especially gifted as prophets, every follower of Jesus receives the gifts of revelation and discernment. And every believer needs to use them! In fact, without discernment and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, we cannot read more


Gifts of the Spirit

Pastor Caleb brought the second teaching in the Gifts of the Spirit series last Sunday. He talked about the Word of Knowledge and the Word of Wisdom and their place in our lives today. Click on the Sermon page of this blog and then click on the message to listen. Thanks for tuning in!  The July newsletter is posted on the Publications page.