Welcome to Jones Road!

What is the Jones Road church? We are a group of Christians who have made it our aim to be no more and no less than that which we read about in the New Testament. We are “of Christ” because He is our Savior and King and our goal is to allow His word to control all we do.

Our building is located nine miles east of Athens, Alabama on Jones Road. If you are in North Alabama, please stop by and visit us. You are always welcome!!

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Redeeming the Time: February 27, 2017

Is Spanking Really a Good Idea?

By John R. Gibson

“To put it in very simple terms: firm, painful discipline works!”

Those words are from last week’s article entitled Our Children: A Source of Gladness or Grief? In that article I exhorted parents to work diligently to train and discipline their children properly because it is both best for the children and expected of us by God. This week I want to offer some suggestions for those who believe firm, strict discipline, especially if it includes spanking, is an outdated, ineffective relic left over from a less enlightened, bygone era. Some choose to reject discipline that includes corporal punishment without ever trying it, but others say they no longer use it because they tried it and it didn’t work for them. Without claiming to have all the answers, consider the following responses to some objections I have heard, and in next week we will consider a few reasons some parents don’t see the results they were hoping for.

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2017 Winter Series on Prayer

Please join us each Thursday evening in February at 7:00 P.M. for a special series of studies focusing on prayer. We hope you can be with us February 2, 9, 16, and 23 for these classes.

Feb. 2: Jesus Teaches Us About Prayer

Feb. 9: The Prayers of Paul

Feb. 16: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and Giving of Thanks

Feb. 23: Practical Pointers on Prayer

 

Redeeming the Time: February 20, 2017

Our Children: A Source of Gladness or Grief?

By John R. Gibson

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother” (10:1). “A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him” (17:25). Every life has its share of heartaches and disappointments, but few heartbreaking experiences can compare to the pain foolish or rebellious children can bring. Think of David’s bitter weeping for Absalom as he wished that he could have died instead of his son—a son who was disloyal, treasonous, and an adulterer (see 2 Samuel 13-19). We could think of other biblical examples and countless modern ones, but is such really necessary? Is there anyone who does not understand the pain children can cause their parents? Because children are endowed by God with free-will and capable of choosing to do evil, it may not always be possible to prevent this heartache and we are not suggesting that parents are always at fault when children, especially older children, do wrong. But the Scriptures are clear that the children of the righteous turning to evil should be the exception and not the rule. As parents we can and are expected to make a difference in our children’s lives.

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February 2017 edition of the "Friendly Visitor"

Click the picture above to read our latest version of the "Friendly Visitor". You can download the pdf and send to anyone you think might benefit from it. The "Friendly Visitor" is also available on our Facebook page so please Like and Share it.

 

Read through the Bible in 2017

 

Click here for a 5-day reading plan. 

 

There is also a companion reading plan for children here.

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed PM Bible Study
    Wednesday, March 1st, 20177:00pm
  2. Sun AM Bible Class
    Sunday, March 5th, 20179:30am
  3. Sun AM Worship
    Sunday, March 5th, 201710:20am