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God is not a man, that He should lie;

neither the son of man, that He should repent:

hath He said, and shall He not do it?

Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?

(KJV, Numbers 23:19)

June 24:
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!
June 27:
Armour-Bearers - Please invite your friends for Armour- Bearers following the Wednesday Evening Service with Wayne & Nina Briggs!  
June 28:
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)
July 1:
24th JBC Anniversary & All-Church Meal - Praise the Lord ~ Great things He has done!  Next week, please join us at Joy Baptist Church to thank the LIVING GOD for answered prayer, the witnessing of modern day miracles, and seeing the power of His Hand in His church!  For 24 years in July, we remember the humble beginnings when Pastor Earl Beal and his devoted (and very cheerful) wife, Kathy, brought their family to Fort Madison. Pastor Beal answered God's call to the ministry and never looked backwards.  From meeting in their home to restoring a church on the property of 701 Avenue E....and now, to the active town life of being on Bus. Hwy. 61 at 2815 Avenue L (ever growing) for the last 6 years, we will collectively 'shout' to the Lord "THANK YOU" and ask Him, "Where can we 'dig' now to further your Gospel and kingdom?" Please JOIN us in great celebration and praise for ALL of our services on this special day.  We will have our Annual All-Church Picnic for everyone present following our Morning Worship service.  JBC will provide the meat, beverages and tableware.  Each family is simply asked to bring (2) side dishes to share with the church family.  For the children and 'young at heart', we will have specialty items also, including a Popcorn Machine, Cotton Candy machine, and a Sno-Cone machine!  We plan to have games and surprises for all of the children...and possibly even the adults!  It is always a SUPER FUN day ~ and everyone is welcome to join us!  Our Sunday School begins at 9:30am and Morning Worship begins at 10:30am!  So, please come and INVITE your friends!
July 9:

Teen Camp - Campers, Teen Camp is nearly here!  Please remember to submit your $100 to Deacon Wayne Briggs or Pastor Beal ASAP.  If you have any questions or needs, please see Wayne or Nina!  This summer's Camp Theme:  HIS Way is Perfect!








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!

June 27: