What does a good father look like? There are many examples of both good and bad dads in scripture. Pastor Caleb brought a message Sunday for Father’s day about the characteristics of a good father using Joseph the husband of Mary as an example. Click on the Sermons page of this blog and click on the message to listen. Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin. Don’t forget to visit our webpage, akjoy.com and check out what’s new.
The nature of God. Way bigger subject than could be contained in one message – or the work of entire lifetime for that matter. However, Pastor Mike gives some insight into the subject and some scriptures to get you started on your own study. Click on the Sermons page of this blog to listen to the message. This week’s bulletin is posted on the Publications page as always. We’ve changed our format a little bit so it’s easier for folks visiting our webpage to access the weekly sermon without scrolling through all of the other great posts that are on our blog. You should take a minute to hop on over to the new webpage – it’s been redesigned and is more user friendly than ever. akjoy.com
Memorial Day is a time to remember all of our fallen heros and the sacrifices they made. It is also a good time to remember all of the times that God did something extra special in your life. Pastor Caleb talked about creating memorial stones, things to remind us of God’s intervention during the difficult times in our lives. Click on the arrow to listen to this message.
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Have you ever thought about what it would sound like to hear hundreds of thousands of bones rattling around? Or what it must’ve looked like to see those same bones join together as if by an invisible hand, and while you watch flesh and skin wrap around those bones? Sounds like a fantastical scene from Dr. Who or something, right? Pastor Marlan talked about Ezekiel’s vision recorded in Ezekiel 37 and how it relates to our lives today as Jesus followers. Click on the arrow to listen to the message. There is some dead air at the beginning, so keep listening!
Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin. Don’t forget that next Sunday, February 25th, we’ll be conducting our annual business meeting following the morning service. All JCC members are strongly encouraged to attend. Thanks!
Most people appreciate it when someone shows them compassion when they goof things up, but it can be difficult to extend the same compassion to others when they make a mess of things. Particularly when what they do adversely affects them. Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message emphasizes the need to treat others with kindness and compassion. Click on the arrow to listen to Sunday’s message.
There are some big changes – really big – coming to Joy Christian Center. Our founding pastors, Ruth and Marlan Schoenleben announced their resignation Sunday morning. They put forth the Children/Youth pastors, Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna Bialik, as candidates for the ministry team who will take over the reins of JCC. Members will vote on this during the upcoming Annual Business meeting February 25th. Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth’s last day will be April 1st, East Sunday of this year. You can click on the arrow below to listen to what the pastors had to say about this upcoming change.
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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.
It’s so easy to take the path of least resistance, right? Carving out time in our uber busy lives to just sit at Jesus’ feet as Mary did take some doing, and sometimes it’s easier to just be busy like Martha. Sunday’s message by Pastor Shayna points out the importance for us as Jesus Followers of making the effort to take the time to spend in God’s presence on a regular basis. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.
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