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This is my commandment,
That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends,
if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants;
for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:
but I have called you friends;
for all things that I have heard of my Father
I have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,
and ordained you, that ye should go and
bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you.
(KJV, John 15:12-16)
Call to Glory Publication - As you may be noticing, our very own Pastor Earl Beal has become more & more a featured author in the Christian publication, Call to Glory. Again, in August, Pastor Beal's writing is found on the 2nd of the month! And in September, his writing is found on the 11th day! We are blessed (and spoiled) to hear him every week! Praise the Lord that the Lord is utilizing our Pastor to reach far beyond Fort Madison and into the hearts and minds of those that need the Lord!
September to Remember - Please join us for ALL of our special Sundays geared for the unique relationships in your life. Please begin to reach out to those people around you and INVITE! Everyone is always welcome at Joy Baptist Church! Our facility is handicapped-accessible. We have nursery-care for all of our services (with beeper service for our parents). We provide a shuttle bus and vans for transportation for our Sunday Morning Service but are ALWAYS willing to provide additional transportation for all of our services. Simply, call our church office at 319-372-8008 for a ride!
- September 2 - Labor (work colleagues & business connections!)
- September 9 - Neighbor (everyone that lives near you!)
- September 16 - Friend (confidants, buddies, FB pals, etc.)
- September 23 - Family (DNA, raised you, adopted you!)
- September 30 - Seniors (If older than the 55 speed limit!)
Are YOU inviting your FAMILY for September 23rd? Please give them a call, or go SEE them, and INVITE them to church. Let them know about our special September Sunday!
Friend Sunday - You are invited to JOIN US for FRIEND Sunday! We will be honoring FRIENDS on Sunday! Friendship is a special bond, known for confiding our fears, anxieties, and tremendous JOYS! The Bible says, "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." (KJV, Proverbs 18:24) "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." (KJV, Proverbs 27:17)
Armour-Bearers - Let's continue our momentum, Teens, and INVITE your FRIENDS to Armour-Bearers this Wednesday following the Evening Worship Service. "Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul." (KJV, 1 Samuel 18:3)
September 27:Visitation - Please JOIN US on Thursdays at 6:00pm for Visitation, meeting in the Pastor's office! Don't be helping the 'losing team' by staying home! Though Satan's destruction is certain, he wants to take as many of us with him. But, eternity's Lake of Fire was not built for 'us' expressly. The Word says, "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (KJV 2 Peter 3:9). "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (KJV, John 3:16)
September 30:Revival - Pastor Waterhouse of Riverside Baptist Church has invited JBC to their Fall Revival Meetings, beginning September 26 thru 30th (6:30pm nightly). Guest Evangelist Dan Martin will be preaching. We will as a church on Thursday, September 27th, leaving at 6:00pm sharp! Please let Pastor Beal know if you can go! Thanks!
Senior Lunch - All SENIORS (55 yrs. of age & up) are cordially invited to JOIN Pastor and Mrs. Beal at their home after our Morning Worship Service on September 30th for LUNCH! Everything will be furnished; please, just come and be our blessing!
Are YOU going to heaven? The Bible tells us that we are all sinners; we were born into a carnal, sinful body. Jesus Christ ~ the Almighty Creator and Son of God ~ came to earth from His throne to provide the world 'a means of escape' from their duty to pay for their sins. He paid for their sins....with His life. He was pure and sinless. He offered Himself as a lamb of sacrifice to pay for every man's sins (if they would call upon Him to do so). It is a FREE gift to YOU but it certainly was not cheap. But like every gift, it must be received and our old ways repented. If you would like to go to heaven, please DO NOT HESITATE to call us at Joy Baptist Church (319-372-8008 / 470-3999) for more information about what Jesus did for you and how quickly this day YOU can be saved and on your way to heaven! We do not know the day or hour that Jesus will return for His saints, or even how many breaths we are allotted on this earth. The scriptures tell us that our life is but a vapor. Do not postpone this MAJOR decision.
Teen Campers & Parents - Everyone going to Teen Camp (in two weeks!) at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN ~ please meet at the piano following our Morning Worship Service. Thanks!