Entries by Joel Smythe

What is the Church? — In J. I. Packer’s own words

We are going through the book Family On Mission in our adult Sunday school class (9:30am). We are examining what we are doing as a church community and trying to line ourselves up with God’s plan for his disciples. Here’s a good word from J. I. Packer for us to consider: What Is the Church? from Crossway on Vimeo. “You […]

How is today’s family culture shown in this advertisement?

Watch and see how this award-winning Walmart commercial from 2008 captures the essence of the family in our culture today. Join us Sunday morning at 9:30am as we consider what it means to be a Family On Mission these days. Wal-mart/Coke Commercial (Stock Up on Joy): Transcription: The holidays are here again So I’m inviting all […]

Easter Sunrise Service – 6:30am

Easter Sunday is one of the richest days for believers worldwide. Our Lord stood up from the grave and established himself as the One sent from God.  This is the day he proved his authority over death.  We do look forward to worshiping on this day. Because this day is so special to us we will […]

Walk for the World T-shirts are coming!

Walk for the World T-shirts are on sale for Pre-order THIS SUNDAY (5/18) and WEDNESDAY (5/22)! You may pre-purchase your shirt for $15.00 via check, cash or plastic! Available in Adults AND kids sizes! **If you are not walking, this is a GREAT way to support the cause! You may guarantee your size by pre-ordering! […]

Walk For The World – June 1, 2013

WALK FOR THE WORLD Saturday June 1, 2013 | Pinkerton Park in Franklin, TN Walk starts at 7:30 AM for all 1/2 marathoners and 9:00 AM for all other walkers Lunch 11:30 AM All proceeds go to the 2012-2013 National Alliance Women’s Project “Let It Shine” supporting Children’s Ministries of the C&MA overseas. Join the Alliance Women […]

Reclaiming Authority at Home

We are facing some disturbing signs in the church today. Many of our young people are leaving the faith. Some who stay have a diluted view of sound doctrine and display anemic faith. What is going on? God set a paradigm in Deut. 6. He explained very clearly how parents are to pass on the […]

Easter 2011

It was a good day for the church in Franklin.  At least nine churches came together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Four other churches met together for a combined worship service at 10am.  What I would like to do is walk through the details of these two services and then make some comments. […]

Discipling my Kids

Several weeks ago my wife alerted me to a conversation she had with our oldest son.  He had expressed a measure of frustration at his sinfulness and inability to do God’s will.  As a side note, he chose to follow Jesus in the spring of 2010.  She was unsure on how to proceed so we […]