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Moving Forward

You cannot stay where you are if you want to move forward. It may seem like a “duh” statement, but if its so simplistic, then why do many of us continue to do the same things the same way then complain when nothing changes and we don’t make any forward progress? Huh. Maybe we need to think about doing things differently, right? Sunday’s message by Pastor Shayna urges us to begin doing things differently so we can move forward. She suggests that fasting can be a way to help us make those necessary changes. At the end of the message Pastor Shayna asks that the JCC family join Pastor Caleb and her in a 21 day fast to ask God how to move forward in this new season. That call is relevant for each of us, however, regardless of what church family we are a part of. If you need some help getting moving please feel free to join us on this 21 day fast. Whether you do a total fast, fast a meal a day, fast a food group is up to you. Be sure to add in some time with God in prayer while you’re at it. Click on the arrow to listen. Read this week’s bulletin on the Publications page of this blog.


Palm Sunday

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.


There are a lot of ideas out there regarding angels. Many of the ways people portray angels are not biblical. Sunday’s message by Pastor Mike presents some simple, biblical facts about what angels are and are not. Click on the arrow to listen.


If you are in the Anchorage area please join us for our Thanksgiving service Wednesday, November 22nd at 7 PM. We will have a dessert fellowship following the service, and the youth are doing a pie auction to raise money for missions.


Sunday the JCC family celebrated communion together. Pastor Marlan shared a brief message and several JCC members shared testimonies. We apologize for the lack in quality of the recording.


Read this week’s bulletin on the Publications page of this blog.

Are You Hot or Cold?

© Hasan Can Balcioglu | Dreamstime.com - Tea kettle with boiling water

© Hasan Can Balcioglu | Dreamstime.com – Tea kettle with boiling water

Have you noticed how quickly your morning cup of coffee or tea grows cold after it has been poured out of the pot? Even a whistle screaming hot tea kettle will not remain hot very long once removed from the heat source. It is the same with our lives. Once we have removed ourselves from our source of power our hearts begin to cool. No matter how screaming hot and on fire for God our hearts are if we do not remain in constant contact with our source we will become cold. Pastor Mike in Sunday’s message urges us to check our spiritual temperature and make sure our hearts stay connected to God. Click on the arrow to listen to this week’s message.


Resetting Your Compass

dt-instrument-panelOne of the navigational tools used by pilots is a compass. However, this compass is not perfect and must be reset by using a magnetic compass to make sure their heading is true so they can get to their proper destination. We also need to make sure our spiritual compass is set properly as well so that we make it to our final destination. Click on the arrow below to listen to Sunday’s message to help reset your compass with the truth of God’s Word.


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

Virtue and Freedom

What is the relationship between virtue and freedom? How do they go together? It is God who enables us to live virtuous lives, and virtue enables us to be self-governing and live in freedom. Click on the arrow below to learn more about virtue and freedom as you listen to Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning message.


Don’t forget to go to the Publications page and read the August Newsletter. Lots of good stuff!