Joy in Every Season

Today’s devotional encourages us to relax and not sweat the inevitability of change in our lives. Instead we can relax and enjoy the ride and find joy in the midst of change.

There is a rhythm the oceans follow. The waves swell and recede; the tide goes in and out. It affects fishing, sea life, climate, and beachgoers alike. It seems silly to fight against the tide because it’s going to continue going in and out even if you try to resist. The best thing you can do is a href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/joy-every-season/’ title=’Read more’ …/a

Source: Joy in Every Season

Repentance – Turning Back Toward God

Today’s devotional reminds us that it’s not too late to turn in repentance back to God. This message from a Messianic Jewish perspective is equally applicable to those of us who are Gentile Believers in relation to our own country. Whether or not you are Jewish, during this season leading up to Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur it would be good for all of us to do some heart searching and turning back toward God and praying for our nation.

Joel 2:12-14 holds a special meaning for them, as it should for all believers.

Source: With Fall Festivals Approaching, Messianic Jews Cling to This Crucial Message

Parents’ Night Out

Hey, parents in the Anchorage area! It’s time for Parents Night Out again this coming Wednesday, September 28th. You can drop your kids off at 6:30 PM and pick them up at 8:30 PM and go out and have a couple hours to yourself. There is no charge for this event, but please be sure to send a few dollars for the kids to purchase items from the snack bar. Call 349-0255 for more information.

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Fall Time is Coffee Time

Please join us for the first of the season Coffeehouse nights Sunday, October 2nd at 5:30 PM. Bring a fallish snack to share and invite a friend to come with you to enjoy live music, coffee or tea, and Italian Sodas, plus some relaxing fellowship time. Call 349-0255 for more information.

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On a Mission

Everyone needs a goal to work toward, a mission to fulfill that makes a difference in this world. Alaska Missionary Rev. Terry Hull shared his mission at Joy Christian Center Sunday morning and challenged the congregation to get busy fulfilling our mission the Great Commission. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.

 

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God’s Grace

Today’s devotional provides some wonderful insight into God’s grace. Not what some call “greasy grace”, but an aspect of grace that is both comforting and encouraging while not giving place to intentional sin.

“We must not see grace as a provision made after the law had failed. Grace was offered before the law was revealed. Indeed, grace was offered before man was created! “You were bought, not with something that ruins like gold or silver, but with the precious blood of Christ, who was like a pure and perfect lamb. Christ was chosen before the world was made, but he was shown to the world in these last times for your sake” (1 Pet. 1:18–20 NCV).

Why would God offer grace before we needed it? Glad you asked. Let’s return one final time to the charge card my father gave me. Did I mention that I went several months without needing it? But when I needed it, read more 

devotional reposted from biblegateway.com