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Grace and Mercy

For this Sunday’s message Pastor Ruth taught through the first four Chapters of Ephesians unwrapping the theme of God’s grace and mercy. She talked about the gifts that God has given each one and the importance of running with what God has given you and accomplishing His purposes in us. Click on the arrow to listen to the message. Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin.

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Name Calling

Many people have very unpleasant, very vivid memories of being called names by friends and enemies alike when they were younger. You may not know it, but God is in the name calling business as well, only the names He calls us are all good and life giving. Redeemed. Holy. Saints. Righteous. Beloved. Click on the arrow to listen to the names God calls you today.

Transformation

There used to be a commercial for a certain company on TV. The general idea was summed up with “when you care to send the very best…” God so loved the world that He sent His very best. He has always has a plan for transformation, and that plan revolves around Jesus. Isaiah 9 lets us in on some of Jesus’ names. Click on the arrow to listen to Pastor Ruth’s message from Sunday that talks about God’s transformation plan and the names of Jesus presented in Isaiah 9.

bgmcSunday the BGMC ministry at JCC underwent a transfer of leadership. Ron and Vanda Hoecher who led the ministry for two years handed the baton over to Joy Collins. They announced this year’s BGMC goal of $1,500. Click on the arrow to listen.

Don’t forget to click on the Publications page and read January’s newsletter. Lotta good stuff!

 

Pride and Humility

There are some people who equate humility with being a doormat. Not so! In Sunday’s message Pastor Ruth discusses the positive kind of pride, the negative kind of pride, and the power of humility. Click on the arrow to listen to the message. We’ve also posted the PowerPoint notes if you’d like to read through them.

ruth’s sermon 8-14-2016

 

Don’t forget to pop on over to the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin!

It’s a Lifestyle

Most of us know that water baptism is an important step in our journey as Christ Followers. However it is important also to understand that the decision to follow Jesus in baptism is not just a one time event, it is a lifestyle.Click on the arrow to listen to Pastor Ruth’s sermon about water baptism. Congratulations to the two young people who were baptized on Sunday morning.

What Has He Ever Done For Me?

god at work

Sometimes I hear questions like “Why should I serve God – what has He ever done for me?” I’ve even heard that even from Christians who have recently had a disappointment and didn’t get something that they wanted from God. Today’s message by Pastor Ruth answers that questions by reminding us of some of the amazing things that God has done for us. Click on the arrow below to listen to her message.

 

Men of Faith

OK, all you guys that don’t have kids; just because this is a Father’s day sermon doesn’t mean you get a day off; it applies to all men. And, Ladies’ while this message is directed to men because it’s Father’s Day, the implications of this lesson are as applicable to women as to men any time of the year.

Men-of-faith-KARENWe all have choices, and we’re responsible for our lives and growth in Christ. God sometime brings and other times allows situations into our lives that are opportunities to grow in faith and obedience. It is our job to make good choices in these situations that will honor God and help us grow in righteousness. Not everyone appreciates someone who walks in faith and righteousness, so you may get a slap in the face instead of a pat on the back when you make godly choices, but make them anyway. Other’s disapproval of your right choices does not excuse you from your responsibility to make those God-honoring choices. Click on the arrow below to listen to Pastor Ruth’s message on being a man (or woman) of faith.