Upcoming Activities and Events:
Took branches of palm trees,
and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel
that cometh in the name of the Lord.
(KJV, John 12:13)
Creation Corner w/Clint - Next Sunday morning, Deacon Clint Oldfield's Creation Corner will share God's Word, emphasizing always the Truth, "In the beginning, God...". He will make a Biblical application next to his knowledge and education in Natural Science. His presentations are fascinating, insomuch as they illuminate the the power of God. Our earth was not conceived by a bang but by the Will of God, the Word of God and His desire to have a relationship with us. He provided all that we know in nature for us. To God be the glory!!!
Mother & Daughter Skit Rehearsal - Our rehearsal begins at 6:00pm!
New Hymn Wednesdays - On the last Wednesday evening of every month, Music Minister Pierre Geoffrion will teach the congregation a new hymn, beginning THIS Wednesday! It will be a lot of FUN, and a blessing to us!
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)
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.
Easter & Lilies- Please JOIN us to raise the roof in PRAISE to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords: JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN! We are so thankful for His incredible sacrifice FOR US and His mighty resurrection that gives us all hope who believe in Him. "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (KJV, John 11:25-26)NEXT Sunday, we will celebrate the remembrance of the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We ENCOURAGE you to INVITE your family and friends to JOIN us for our services on Easter day! Let's also continue to FILL the sanctuary with lilies that signify humility, devotion AND the beautiful hope of 'innocence' thru Jesus in our own second birth. If you would like to remember a family or church member with an attached card, please feel welcome!
Teens - Hope you will all JOIN us on Friday and Saturday for our Spring Retreat at Living Water Farms! Time: TBA. If you have any questions, please see Wayne or Nina!
Godly Music Teaching Series - Beginning on Sunday Evening, April 8th, from 4:45pm - 5:15pm, Music Minister Pierre Geoffrion will teach a 5-wk. series (approximately) on "How to Discern Godly Music". Everyone is welcome to attend, but we especially want to especially encourage those people participating in the music specials at JBC to attend. Thank you!