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Abortion - A Biblical Look at an Emotional Issue

Abortion is a sad reality of our society. How can Christians think Biblically and act faithfully to fight against this evil industry?...

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TJC - Sunday Evening Worship

An additional service of worship will help us to stabilize our worship calendar, raise up new leaders from within our own congregation, deepen our doctrinal understanding of the Bible, provide additional times of corporate worship, and open new pathways for our community to worship with us....

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Some Books I Enjoyed Reading in 2016

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Here is my (last minute) end-of-the-year roundup of a few books I enjoyed this year. For the most part, these are books I fit into the margins of my day (i.e. mornings, evenings, while exercising at the YMCA, while waiting at a coffee shop for a meeting or appointment, etc.). They’re in no particular order (except for the first one). — If I Could Drive a D...

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Published Article: The Church’s Mission: John 20:19-23 Reconsidered

For Luther, the authority to forgive did not come from the office of the minister; rather, it came from the authority of the Word alone….the gospel of Jesus Christ is primarily about the mercy of God that is manifested by the forgiveness of sins (John 20:23) and reconciliation with God (Romans 5:11; 2 Corinthians 5:18; cf. Genesis 3). TJC Pastor, Raymond Johnson, r...

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Published Article: Matthew 27:51-54 Revisited: A Narratological Re-Appropriation

Matthew parallels the resurrection pericopes in Matthew 27:51-54 and 28:1-10 to accentuate the Christological, missiological, and eschatological implications of Jesus’ life-giving cross-death and death-defying vindication from the grave. TJC Pastor, Raymond Johnson, wrote an article for The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology on the resurrection of the dead at the ...

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Driving out Discontentment

Raymond Johnson, Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, wrote an article for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary blog. Here is an excerpt:...

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Canceled Service Update

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Due to this weekend's blizzard, The Journey Church has canceled it's Sunday morning service for January 24, 2016. But, you and your family are encouraged to worship together in song and the reading and study of God's Word with the devotional included in this post....

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Some Books I Really Enjoyed This Year

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Pastor Raymond is a fan of books, and offers a recap of some of his favorite and recommended reads of 2015. Check out his thoughts on his favorites and consider grabbing a copy for yourself to see what your pastor is reading....

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Soaking Ourselves in Jesus's Teaching: Reading, and Re-reading, the Gospels

The gospels are some of the most popular books of the Bible, largely because they contain the earthly life and ministry of Jesus. When we read and re-read these accounts, we soak ourselves not only in a narrative about His life, but in the fullness of His teaching as He instructs us in how we should live today....

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Praying the Bible by Donald S. Whitney

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The Journey Church as been focusing more of our efforts around praying through areas of Scripture, and a highly-regarded author has penned a new book we believe will be helpful as you seek to apply this focused prayer to your life....

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Tactical Christianity: Prayer and the Mission of Christ

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The Journey Church just spent two weeks of our Colossians series digging into the whats and hows of prayer, and now, we're inviting you to join us in a special season of prayer throughout the month of August as we strive to connect into the mission of christ and live distinctly right where God has placed us....

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Resurrection-Living Relationships

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In light of what we have been discovering together throughout the recent study of Colossians 3:18-21, we thought it would be helpful to provide some definitions from which we have been operating....

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For Such a Time As This

TJC faith-family, Sunday was a wonderful day of celebration as we came together to worship by studying God's Word and enjoying some Christian fellowship after church for lunch. I truly relish the opportunities we have to gather together. If you weren't able to be with us, I'd encourage you to listen to the sermon audio. And, if you missed the lunch, you can still view the...

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Read Through the Bible In 2015

Reading through the Bible in a year is not a requirement, but there is much to be gained in doing so. Pastor Raymond is inviting all of us to join him in the adventure of daily reading God's Word in 2015, and he's giving us a couple of options to choose from. Are you ready for the challenge?...

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