We are beginning a new adult Bible study series tonight, April 4th. It is a 6 week class. It’s a wonderful series that can be a life changer. The class is about an hour long from 7-8 PM and will run each Wednesday PM ending May 9th. It is a DVD series and we will watch the video and discuss what we’ve learned. There is a book to go with the series that has a brief daily reading to help internalize the lessons. If you live in the Anchorage area we would love to have you join us.
This past Sunday was Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth’s last Sunday at Joy Christian Center. Before the message Pastor Marlan brought farewell sentiments to the congregation. He then preached a brief Easter message. This Sunday Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna were informally installed as the new senior pastors of Joy Christian Center. Both messages are included in this post.
Pastor’s final sermon at JCC
I don’t think there’s anyone alive that hasn’t felt the pain of a betrayal at some point in their life. For most of us, though, that betrayal, however painful it might have been, didn’t end in our death. Jesus knew ahead of time that the betrayal by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane would prove to be fatal, but he went forward to greet Judas just the same. He also knew that not only Judas would betray him, but everyone else as well. How’s that for the ultimate betrayal? Everyone abandoned Jesus that night. Today’s devotional, reposted from faithgateway.com, gives a glimpse into that final betrayal and Jesus’ response to it.
Get up, we must go. Look, here comes the man who has turned against Me.
The words were spoken to Judas. But they could have been spoken to anyone. They could have been spoken to John, to Peter, to James. They could have been spoken to Thomas, to Andrew, to Nathanael. They could have been spoken to the Roman soldiers, to the Jewish leaders. They could have been spoken to Pilate, to Herod, to Caiaphas. They could have been spoken to every person who praised Him last Sunday but abandoned Him tonight.
Everyone turned against Jesus that read more
For all of you who will be in the Anchorage area this weekend, we invite you to come celebrate the Resurrection/Easter weekend with us. Our Good Friday service will be held Friday, March 30th at 7 PM, and our Resurrection/Easter Sunday service will be at 10:30 AM Sunday, April 1st. We apologize for the incorrect information on the Good Friday picture: the time has been changed to 7 PM this Friday
Every human being who is currently residing in this fallen world, who ever has been alive, or who ever will be born in the future has or will experience grief. Holy week, the week preceding Resurrection/Easter Sunday, is a week of triumph comingled with a heavy dose of grief. Today’s devotional, reposted from faithgateway.com, brings a message of hope and comfort for those experiencing a time of grieving.
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. — Psalm 62:8 NKJV
Trust in Me at all times.
I know the pain and sorrow you are feeling, and I want you to pour out your heart in My Presence. You need to release all read more
Pastor Marlan brought a wonderful Palm Sunday message Sunday morning. The congregation prayed for Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth following the message, and then celebrated their ministry at JCC with a farewell lunch. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.