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 9

A few years back there was a horrific shooting at Virginia Tech University.  Some mad man went on a rampage and killed many students.  It was another horrible national tragedy.  Of course, the national media was covering this calamity night and day.  Well meaning Christian students came out one after another and said things like,…

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 8

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing our key Scripture, Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”   Unfortunately, after tragedies occur, well-meaning Christians besmirch the true…

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…