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Joelton Church

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Welcome to Joelton Church of Christ!

JoeltonVanBackDoorStickerJoelton Church of Christ is a place you can call home. We are a family of new testament believers who would love the opportunity to get to know you and your family. On this site you will find a lot of information about who we are, including what to expect during a typical church service, contact information, meeting times and Bible class schedules, and listen to recent sermons. You can also find out about our various ministries, such as upcoming youth events. Please take a look around and come visit us soon!

Sunday worship is at 10:00 am at 3541 Old Clarksville Pike in Joelton, TN.

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Enzymes for our Body

Our lives depend on enzymes because nutrition requires that our food be digested in order to fuel our bodies; this is the function of enzymes. The body of Christ needs enzymes to provide nutrition to the body. Thank God for those members who supply the love, humility and gentleness to bring us together in harmony. These are the ones who have learned that “a soft answer turns away wrath.” We need you very much and thank God for you.

Joe

Coming Home

We love vacations. We love new experiences, new places. We very much dislike airports but I suppose we have to tolerate them for safety reasons. Some of our fondest memories are eating in Johnson’s Restaurant in Ephraim, Wisconsin where there were goats on the roof. Or Custer State Park in Wyoming where we had to wait for a herd of bison to get out of the road. Trust me; they never get in a hurry. Or Estes Park where we stopped to let a large bull elk cross the road with-in a few feet of people. He ignored them. God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to His greatness (Psalm 145:3)

But by far my favorite part of the whole travel experience is coming home to the recognizable sights, smells and sounds of home. There’s something seriously comforting about coming home. The familiar is where we feel safe. After being gone for several days, as soon as we pull in our drive I thank God for a safe trip.

Unfortunately, for many families this isn’t the case. Our homes and families don’t always live up to our hopes and expectations. We’ve come to realize that the idea of a completely functional and perfect family is something of a myth. For too many people, family life is not the safe haven of peace that it was originally intended to be.

So how can we find a sense of peace and security? The Bible speaks about one homecoming that will be extremely joyous. No earthly homecoming can compare with the joy of coming home to God. First John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.” If your heart is restless, struggling to find peace in an earthly home, there’s a Father waiting to welcome His children home.

Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Thought for the day: Service is love in action.

Tommy

Abundant Life

I love the promise of Jesus in John 10, verse 10:

I came to give you life and life in abundance

When I think of this fulfilling life in practice, five keys come to mind:

  1. Live with contentment which means trusting in God who loves me and is able to do all things.
  2. Be kind to everyone.
  3. Express this kindness with compassion
  4. Be obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ always and
  5. Be eternally filled with gratitude for being so blessed.

This sounds like a great plan for our lives.

Joe

Will there be tears in Heaven?

Do you think there are or will be tears in heaven one day? Two weeks ago when we were at Bible Bowl in Cookeville, several folks took a picture of me talking to Horace Burke during the interval for lunch. They asked me if I was correcting the man who read all the questions. I was not. Actually, we were discussing whether or not there are tears in heaven and we both agreed that there are! We think the heart of Jesus still weeps because of what He sees going on in the world just as he did in Luke 19:41 when He approached Jerusalem saying “The days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you and surround you and hem you in on every side and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” The lost condition of the city of Jerusalem brought tears to the eyes of Jesus. I am reminded of the 90 foot tall statue of Christ in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil overlooking one of the dirtiest, most dangerous and decadent cities of the world, and the times that people have covered the shame of Christ so He might not see what is going on in their society. If Jesus is seeing what goes on, surely He weeps even today because of what He sees being done to others. Don’t you think Jesus weeps when He sees how many little babies we kill in our country every day in the name of abortion and women’s “choice to do what they want with their bodies” every day. May we feel what Jesus feels. Surely there are tears in heaven!

Joe

@MB 2019

Everyone is invited to the ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC on Sunday, September 29th, at Montgomery Bell State Park “Campground Pavilion”.

Worship will begin at 10:00 AM. Following our worship we will have lunch together and spend the rest of the day together in fellowship and activities. For lunch you are asked to bring either covered dish of finger food (with serving pieces), drinks, ice (which you are welcome to get from the ice machine at the building),etc. All paper goods will be provided. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and items for outdoor activities. You are sure to enjoy the day together.

Regular services will be held at the building that Sunday morning, but there will NOT be a PM service at the building that day.

What’s your favorite?

Over the years, I have had several different “favorite” bible verses. Today my “favorite is“ come unto me , all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30). The Bible depicts God as the only source of true and lasting rest. The story of Israel’s ups and downs is a perfect illustration of how our walk with God produces rest. When Israel’s leaders and the bulk of her people followed God and His commands, scripture repeatedly points out that He gave the Israelites rest, meaning the nation was at peace with their neighbors and at peace with self. There is a message here for us and our nation as well as all of us and our lives.

Joe

Bible Bowl Competition 2019

Bible Bowl competition is around the corner. Our children have been studying hard in preparation of the annual event in Cookeville. Please pray for safe travel to and from the event, a healthy dose of competitiveness and above all that God’s word is written on the children’s hearts.

To God be the glory!

God’s creation

A friend gave me a brochure that reminded me of Larry Tillman with a couple of sayings based on God’s creation:

1. “Protect your earth suit. It is the only one God gave you.”

2. “God didn’t drop us off with a bag of pills; He dropped us off in the garden.”

Joe

Rest in the Lord

Is there anything disturbing your perfect rest in the Lord? What could be weighing down our awareness of God in our lives? Have you noticed that self-awareness can disturb our God awareness? To the degree that God is our all in all, we will find that He fills our cup. When we are down, He lifts us up. You are my strength when I am weak. You are the treasure that I seek. Seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord to give up I’d be a fool. You are my all in all. Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name. My power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

Jesus invites us: “Come unto me, all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

Try it and you’ll find it is so.

Joe

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