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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

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!

Change

If we wanted to change our nation, our families, our health, where should we begin? Should we begin by changing our laws, our political leaders, our military or our elected leaders? Remember that all change will need to be voluntary and it must begin with ourselves. To be practical, we will need to identify what needs to be changed. What do we need to change? What do I need to change? I will discover what I need to change by comparing my life to God’s word. If you know something that I need to change, I would appreciate it if you would let me know the answer.

Joe

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!

Fulfillment

Fulfillment in God’s love…We find what we’ve been missing when we let God into our lives.

Verse: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:9, 11)

Prayer: God, Your love for me is unsurpassed, and in it I find what I’ve been looking for.

Three things

There are three things God has never seen:

1. A person that has not sinned

2. A sinner He does not love

3. A sinner He cannot save

Voice of condemnation awakens us as well: “You aren’t good enough” “You’ll never improve” “You failed – again”

These are the voices in our world. They are also the voices in our heads. Who is this morality patrolman who issues a citation at every stumble? Who reminds us of every mistake? Does he ever shut up? Satan never shuts up. The apostle John calls him the Accuser. In fact he makes a career out of accusing. Unlike the Holy Spirit, Satan’s condemnation brings no repentance or resolve, only regret. Christ offers unending intercession on your behalf. He trumps the devil’s guilt with words of grace that leaves Satan speechless.

“…the kindness of God is meant to lead us to repentance.” (Romans 2:4b). Let’s listen to God’s voice.

Joe

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