Scars of Commitment

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Isaiah 49:16a (Amplified Bible) “Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands.” The idea of “Scars of Commitment” is not an easy thought to ponder. What in my life would be considered scar worthy? Are there events in my life that would be monumental enough to consider being in the … Read More

TJC Stories: Ginger Reed

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Ginger Reed – Bridgers Teacher   I received an invitation from Erik and Clyde Roundtree to attend a meeting where they would cast their vision for a new church plant. I was currently not attending church and had been absent from church for many years. I would attend Easter and Christmas but other than the usual holiday’s I was not going. As a … Read More

God’s Boundaries Verses our Resolutions for 2017

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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!

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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

Pursuing Moral Excellence

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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

Time to get your Christian Swagger going!!

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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?

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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

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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

Advancing the Kingdom of God

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The idea of Advancing the Kingdom can be described as the work of God in which we are participating everyday of our lives.  God’s earthly Kingdom is always with us.  No matter what, God’s Kingdom is always advancing toward His appointed time for His Heavenly Kingdom to replace all that we know that exists in this earthly realm. Here is … Read More