From the Pastors at Joy

June 20, 2017 by Larry Lazarus 0 comments

Why We're Moving to One Service

At our evening service on June 4th, I shared on behalf of the elders our decision to merge our two worship services together and meet each Sunday morning for one service, at 10 AM, beginning on June 25th....Keep Reading

Posted in: Uncategorized

May 18, 2017 0 comments


Remember... Who is God? The Almighty Creator of the universe -- "3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." Hebrews 11:3 All-Powerful Ruler over all things -- "6Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps." Psalm 135:6...Keep Reading

January 12, 2017 by Larry Lazarus 0 comments

Membership Covenant Revision

Last Sunday we began a 9-week series of messages in which we are considering a revised membership covenant that all current members will, Lord willing, affirm at the end of the series and then re-commit to. I said in the sermon that I would post the covenant online for those who did not receive a paper copy. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Mission

January 3, 2017 by Larry Lazarus 0 comments

Savoring Psalm 119 in 2017

Preaching on Psalm 119 this past week was a very rich experience for me. By God’s grace, studying the Scriptures in preparing to preach is something I deeply enjoy. But I can recall few times where I have been more moved and impacted personally by the text I am studying than I was this past week from exploring Psalm 119 in its entirety....Keep Reading

Posted in: Christian Living

November 12, 2016 by Jason Tyrell 0 comments

How Should We Converse About the Election?

Bridging what appears to be an impossible gap. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Current Events

November 9, 2016 by Jason Tyrell 0 comments

November 9th, Jesus Is Still King!

"And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." -Psalm 9:10...Keep Reading

Posted in: Current Events

October 7, 2016 by Larry Lazarus 0 comments


Two Years ago I preached a sermon from the book of Philippians on working out a gospel culture at Joy Community Fellowship. One of the men who has been instrumental in my thinking about the idea of a gospel culture is Ray Ortlund, lead pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville Tennessee....Keep Reading

Posted in: Christian Living

September 26, 2016 by Larry Lazarus 0 comments

The Beauty of Holiness

“The splendor (or, beauty, KJV) of holiness,” is a remarkable phrase. These are not words that many people ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Bible Reflection

August 23, 2016 by Ben King IV 0 comments

5 Reasons the Church Sings (Part 2 of 3)

This is a continuation of a three-part entry on why the church sings. Find the first installment here....Keep Reading

Posted in: Ecclesiology

July 26, 2016 by Ben King IV 0 comments

5 Reasons the Church Sings (Part 1 of 3)

Every Sunday the church gathers together and one of the main components of that gathering is corporate singing. Why do we sing together? Do we sing when we are together because that’s what we’ve always done? Or do we sing because that’s just what happens before someone gets up to preach? What reasons do the scriptures give for God's people coming together and singing as an expression of worship?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Ecclesiology

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