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!!

News & Announcements

Redeeming the Time, February 18, 2018

Knowledgeable, Discerning Love

By John R. Gibson

 

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent….” Philippians 1:9-10a

 

Paul had a special bond with the saints at Philippi and this was reflected in the fact that he was always making request for them in his prayers (Phil. 1:3-4). While there were certainly other elements to his prayers on their behalf, let’s think seriously about the details of the prayer given in 1:9-10. The apostle desired that the Philippians, a people who had shown much love to him through the years, have a love that abounded in knowledge and discernment. That he would express this desire should tell us that what we think to be love is not always what God wants it to be; i.e. it is not always in accord with His will and does not always reflect “senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14). Let’s look at a few areas in which our love needs to reflect a knowledge of God’s word and the discernment to make good choices.

 

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Videos

Many of you have watched our introduction to the Jones Road church video at the top of the homepage, but we have now added to our YouTube channel. We currently have several sermons in which the audio is synced to the slide presentation and we invite you to watch and listen to these. There are also a number of shorter videos dealing with various topics we believe you will find helpful. 

Should You Be Baptized?

Departures: The Adoration of Mary

Acts 2: A New Beginning

For more videos, including some brief exhortations, click here.

 

Redeeming the Time, February 11, 2018

The War Was Lost, But We Must Battle On

 

By John R. Gibson

 

During the 1960s a bitter, divisive war was fought. Right and wrong seemed clear to many as they battled against the forces of evil. But despite the valiant efforts of so many, evil triumphed and the loss of that war continues to have a great impact on American society. What war was this? I suppose any good student of history knows we are talking about...the Sexual Revolution.

 

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Redeeming the Time, February 5, 2018

How Would It Have Been Expressed?

By John R. Gibson

 

Does the Bible teach there is a place of eternal torment where those who failed to do the will of the Father (Matthew 7:21) will spend eternity in a conscious state of suffering? Because it is such a horrific thing to visualize, we are tempted to explain hell as no more than a condition of missing out on the blessings of heaven. For more than a century there have been religious groups, including Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses, which argued that there was no “after death torment” for the wicked, but that they simply ceased to exist. The movie Hell and Mr. Fudge showed how Edward Fudge, a Limestone County native who once preached for several churches of Christ in this area, came to reject the idea of eternal torment. In more recent years there have been those in evangelical circles who have explained hell as little more than missing out on the glories of being with God in eternity.

 

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Redeeming the Time, January 28, 2018

Bible Reading and Points of Emphasis

By John R. Gibson

 

Though I must confess I don’t do it every time I read, my Bible reading is far more productive when I take a few minutes to make some notes on what I have just read. As I have written before, these notes serve as an aid to prayer, but they also help me to see themes and points of emphasis. The reading plan I use requires you to read ten chapters from different sections of Scripture and there are some disadvantages to a plan like this, but no-tice how strongly a point was made one day last week when the reading included, among others, Luke 16, 1 Timothy 6, 1 Kings 10, and Acts 11.

 

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Upcoming Events

  1. Sun AM Bible Class
    Sunday, February 25th, 20189:30am
  2. Sun AM Worship
    Sunday, February 25th, 201810:20am
  3. Sun PM Worship
    Sunday, February 25th, 20185:00pm
  4. Wed PM Bible Study
    Wednesday, February 28th, 20187:00pm