God’s Boundaries Verses our Resolutions for 2017

Most of us have already made our resolutions for this year. Those resolutions generally center around what we will do and what we will not do. We start off with a general assessment of our lives over the past year, perhaps a few more if we have not accomplished some of the goals we might have had for a few … Read More

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Journey Church! It’s been a great year at TJC! We have grown physically and spiritually, experienced love and grace from God, and built a community that shows Jesus as incomparably glorious. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you at our upcoming worship services and preparing to start 2017 with our focus on … Read More

TJC Stories: Walker & Amber Woods

Walker Woods – Bridgers Teacher   My family and I have been attending the Journey Church since 2008. These years have been instrumental in my spiritual growth and grounding. TJC has always provided ample opportunity as well as a strong emphasis on serving. Initially, I wanted to serve just in order to be a part of what was going on with … Read More

Pursuing Moral Excellence

Pursuing Moral Excellence, “Grace is opposed to earning, but grace is not opposed to effort.” Salvation is by grace not of works for sure.  There is nothing we can do to achieve a right standing before God devised by our own works to prove that we have value, thus God would have to allow us to be saved upon our … Read More

Sufficiency of Scriptures: What is Truth? Can we trust others? Can we trust God?

In the midst of all the political and world event upheavals we are faced with today, who do we trust? The Greek word for “truth” is aletheia, which literally means to “un-hide” or “hiding nothing.” It conveys the thought that truth is always there, always open and available for all to see, with nothing being hidden or obscured. The Hebrew … Read More

TJC Stories: Brandy Tomlinson

Brandy Tomlinson-Preschool Teacher  We have attended TJC for 8 years. Caleb was 18 months old when we first started attending the church and I was very hesitant to leave him in the nursery with complete strangers. I remember taking him the very first time and being greeted by such warm and friendly faces that made it so much easier dropping … Read More

Time to get your Christian Swagger going!!

Time to get your Christian Swagger going!! ” But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regards to its lusts.” Romans 13:14 As people of God, we are leaders in our families, jobs, and church, it is the clothing we step into that determines our swagger. Really!?!? You got to get your swagger … Read More

Why do we stumble along life’s path as we walk with God?

Why do we stumble along life’s path as we walk with God? Ever felt like you just stumble along in your walk with God?  Most believers would be honest and answer yes. Why, because, they recognize through Head Knowledge that they are entrenched in a fallen world. Though we are saved, we cannot escape that Adamic nature or at least … Read More

Ears To Hear: 3 Tips for Listening to a Sermon

As a pastor who preaches hundreds of sermons every year, I love preaching God’s Word. I love seeing ah-ha moments occur in the eyes of listeners. I love watching the gospel transform lives. I love those moments in a message when you can hear a pin drop and the reality of Holy Spirit awakening hearts is felt by the gravity … Read More

Sipping Lattes in Munchkinland

“My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;” Proverbs 3:21(NIV) I typically refrain from writing or weighing in too much on politics. As a pastor, my greatest concern is not the function of the United States government – though I certainly stay informed – or to campaign for any particular candidate, … Read More