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Making the Bread

As Jeremy last week spoke on the bread being unleavened, if you are wanting to make some at home then the following is a very simple recipe:

  1. 1/4 cup of all purpose flour (don’t use self-rising as it has leavening agents in it)
  2. 1 tbs of oil (I use olive oil)
  3. 1 tbs of water or a little less
  4. 1/2 or less tsp salt

You can mix this together and should be able to roll it into a ball in your hand to kneed it just a little bit. I rubbed with my fingers a little oil on the bottom of a small pan for the oven and then pressed the dough out flat into a relatively round and wafer like in thickness.

My oven was at 500 F (can be less) and I baked it for about 5 1/2 to 6 minutes. Just keep an eye on it. Should come out and cool to where you can easily break off pieces. Makes enough for a small group of 5 or 6 or so.

COVID-19

Dear Church family:

Until further notice Sunday and Wednesday services and classes are canceled.

Please take good care of yourself and your family at home. Reach out to the office if you have a need.

For previously recorded sermons click here.

We’re posting videos and sheet music so you can study and worship God at home. If you want to partake in the Lord’s Supper you can make communion bread or reach out to the office.

Through this threat to our health and well-being, we must respond with faith that God will be with us and see us through this crisis.  Let us encourage each other by continuing to pray that this crisis will be short-lived and that all will remain healthy.

We can be strengthened by words of Paul in  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.

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What is a Team?

Many of us consider ourselves most blessed to have been privileged to have the husband/wife team demonstrated before us by our parents. Many of us enjoy this team-ship in our own marriages. For this we are grateful beyond expression. It seems that everybody ought to know that the husband and wife are to function as a team.

But it is also obvious, due to the havoc and breakdown found in many marriages, that a lot of people have not learned this fundamental truth. If more were aware of it and worked accordingly, there would not be the destruction of homes so rampant in our society today.

We are discussing an attitude and a matter of the heart. We are also focusing attention on a relationship. We can say that we are studying an attitude of heart that should be demonstrated in a specific relationship.

What is a team? The word is not used in the Bible with reference to marriage even though the concept is there. A team consists of people working together, yoked together, coupled, linked and cooperating for the common good. Webster defines the word and uses marriage to illustrate the meaning.

The word “yoke” can be understood in terms of a burden or an unbearable load as Paul used it in Second Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” Or It can be understood to refer to a beautiful and intimate relationship of favor as Jesus used it in His invitation found in Matthew 11:28-30. “Come unto me, all ye that 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.”

Being yoked in marriage requires agreement. Amos stated the great principle in Amos 3:3. “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” Teamwork demands consideration, communication, consultation, cooperation, companionship, and in marriage there must be the inclusion of Christ. Without these essentials the team simply cannot and will not function as its Originator intended. An eldership is a team where all these things are important.

Joe

Spirit Filled

I have been thinking about being filled with the Spirit and how to be filled with Him. It came to me that there must be a difference between being self-centered and being Spirit-filled. Which one would be constantly expressing love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22,23)? Which one would be evidence of being born again? Jesus told his disciples: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. Jesus told Peter: “You are not setting your mind on the things of God but on the things of man.” Matthew 16:23. One more scripture to finish this thought is Colossians 3:1-17 “If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above…Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth…Put to death therefore what is earthly in you – sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry…you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Put on then compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, bearing with one another. And if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love which binds every thing together in perfect harmony.”

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.

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!

Thank you

The principal of a local school wants to thank the church for the prayer rally held at the school last week. He said that without a doubt this was the best first week he has had in his 8 years as principal at the school.

Prayer works! Praise God!

VBS 2019 Takes Off

Vacation Bible School took off with a bang! To the memory verse ‘for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23) we learned about God’s creation and the effect of sin in our lives and the world. Come to learn more about God’s purposes.

At the play we saw the plane crash in the jungle. Will our incredible race participants beat the competition? Will the captain be able to find help? And who is the mysterious passenger yet to be seen on stage? Come tonight to find out!

Ready? Set? Sign up!

Are you ready for the incredible race around the world? Do you want to see God’s love for the nations? Let’s discover it together at VBS at Joelton. VBS this year is July 14th through 18th nightly from 6:00 – 8:45 pm. Classes are for 2 year olds through 8th grade. Nursery and adult classes are also available. Click here to register (registration closed).

We can’t wait to race together with you!

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