“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Turn your worry into worship!
God’s in control of every situation!
Many times I see worried looks on the faces of those leaving for their first mission trip. Excitement mixed with apprehension! For many, it will be the first time on foreign soil, far from the comforts that we have become so accustomed to here in the United States. For others it will be the first time away from family or friends. It’s only natural to be a little uneasy of something you’ve never experienced before. Congratulations, you’re normal! Of course we can expect to be Continue reading Are You Worried? Just Worship!
“And He was saying to them, “The Harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Go; behold I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.”
Are you ready to get in the game?
God needs players who are willing to get off the bench and into the game!
I recently saw a television commercial for a company of which I have forgotten the name. I don’t watch much television and even fewer commercials but what caught my eye was a tennis match, presumably Wimbledon, with a packed stadium. As the competitors battled it out, one fellow in a suit and tie decided he could help out so he vaulted the railing, whipped out a tennis racket and leaped onto the court, vigorously returning the opponent’s volleys. As other members of the previously mundane audience saw what he had done, they too began to leap to the court, one by one, until everyone in the stands was rushing to get in the game.
Though I realize this was meant to be comical and nothing more than a spoof, I wonder what the world would be like if Christians exhibited the same enthusiasm to help their team win. Someone once said that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. You see, being passive isn’t being neutral. In effect you’re saying to the enemy, “go ahead and do what you want, you don’t have to worry about me, I’m not in the game.”
Now don’t get me wrong, Continue reading Are You Ready to Get in the Game?
At Joy Christian Fellowship, our DNA is missions! We take the Great Commission as our commission and we’re serious about the calling God has placed on each of us and on our church! Between our Missions Executive Team, our Missions Mobilization Team, our missionary partners, strategic mission partnerships and all of our outreach ministries both here at home and around the world, we’ve got a lot to keep you updated on! If you can’t find what you’re looking for here on our website, chances are you can find it at our Global Outreach Center located in the fellowship hall of our main sanctuary on the Englewood campus. Make it a priority to stop by after any of our services, pick up information on our partners, find out what God is doing through our church, sign up for a trip and talk to one of our mission leaders from the JCF Missions Mobilization Team. We would love to get you engaged in the Great Commission!
UPDATE – 5/31/2015
1 John 3:17-18 says “If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him – how can God’s love reside in him? Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth.”
Dear Joy members, I thank God for your kind hearts and commitment to live out God’s word! As a result of your incredible generosity, Joy Christian Fellowship is able to give over $72,000 to the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal through the ministry of Samaritans Purse. Not only did we meet our original goal, we far exceeded it! All praise, glory and honor be to God as we work together to share the love of Jesus Christ around the world and meet the needs of those affected by this tragedy in Nepal!
Since the earthquake in Nepal on the 25th of April measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, there have been a total of 230 subsequent earthquakes and aftershocks to hit the region. Over 750,000 households have been either damaged or completely destroyed. Nearly 500,000 students have been affected by having classrooms heavily damaged or totally destroyed. The death toll approaches 9000 in Nepal alone with India, China and Bangladesh also affected.
Our deadline to give to this initial offering is fast approaching as we near the end of May! If you have given I thank you from the bottom of my heart! If you haven’t yet, would you pray about how God would have you be a part of what He is doing in Nepal? Your gift can change lives for the glory of God and bring salvation in the midst of chaos!
Love in Christ,