It is What It Is (Discovering the true character of God…because He is not a car-wrecking, cancer causing Creator, but a loving, life giving Lord!) part 5

A few months ago, Texas had horrible flooding.  Many died in this tragic event.  I watched an emotionally distraught young woman interviewed by a local Texas television affiliate.  The young woman had been working and she left her five children with her mother that fateful day.  The flood swept through her neighborhood carrying away her…

It is What It Is (Discovering the true character of God…because He is not a car-wrecking, cancer causing Creator, but a loving, life giving Lord!) part 3

“It is what it is.”  This statement is a very over-used phrase that is presently permeating our culture.  Similar to the phrase, “At the end of the day…”.  I discovered a long time ago that “at the end of the day”…it’s night! Our new series this month is not derived from the popular cultural statement,…

FREE Gas Card Giveaway Community Event

     Here’s two ways to “fill-er up” for free at Joy Church… One of Joy Church’s visions is to serve the community (For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, Matthew 25:35) … and that’s…

Children’s and Youth Ministry Cookout

  If you are a parent and have children or teens at Joy Church, then come on out bring your whole family to join us for a fun time with the children’s ministry teams and the youth ministry teams at another fun cookout! This one will be held at Charlie Daniels Park on Sunday August…

It is What It Is (Discovering the true character of God…because He is not a car-wrecking, cancer causing Creator, but a loving, life giving Lord!) part 2

Understanding God’s true nature and character is absolutely vital if we are to continually “cometh” to Him!  Remember this:  You always return to a place of pleasure.  Let me illustrate. As of this writing, my wife Anne and I are about to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary!  Approximately 26 years ago we honeymooned in Hilton…

From Here (How to turn your Setback into a Comeback) part 33

Over the last number of months, we have shared with you our key verse for this series, I Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice evermore.”  In this short but powerful verse, we discussed the Greek word translated “evermore” literally means “from this point on”.  In everyday language it means “from here”.   Then we began to share “13…

From Here (How to turn your Setback into a Comeback) part 32

Today we continue with our key verse for this series, I Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice evermore.”  In this short but powerful verse, we discussed the Greek word translated “evermore” literally means “from this point on”.  In everyday language it means “from here”.   Over the past few months we have been sharing “13 Facets to Live a…