Updates on Storm Response

I hope that this post finds you doing well. I wanted to update the church on a couple of ways FBC Gordonsville is responding during this time of need.
Beginning tonight our church will be open to those in the community who might need a warm place to be, showers, or a warm meal because of the storms. If you know of someone who is need of help please pass the word on to them. We will be there until 9pm tonight. If you have any questions please contact Krisney Flory. (615)418-5863
Thursday morning 3/5/2020 @ 8AM we will meet in the Fellowship Hall with anyone who would like to go help clear trees for a family in our church. We need chainsaws and workers. 
We will continue to pray for those affected by this storm and look for opportunities to share God’s love with our community.
In Christ, 
Bro. Ryan


Jumpstart Devotion: Update From the Storm

As I sit down to write this devotion my heart is heavy with concern for our community. Last night in Smith County and surrounding communities were hit by a tornado that left destruction in its path.There have been many families who have lost loved ones and have had their lives turned up side down. Even in our church family we have had loss from last nights tornados. Ms. Theresa Holcomb and her mother lost their home, were transported to the hospital, released this morning, and are safe now staying with church family. Please be in prayer for them (Others may be affected that I am not aware of at this moment).
I am reminded of the lyrics from a Casting Crowns Song “Praise you in this Storm”
I’ll praise You in this storm 
and I will lift my hands
That You are who You Are
No matter where I am.
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm.
As our community accesses the aftermath of a tornado it is now time for us as a church to be the hands and feet of God.  Look for opportunities that are around you to be his loving arms to those who are in need.  Be in prayer for our first responders and those who are working to restore things back to normal.  I will send more updates as I receive them.
In Christ, 
Bro. Ryan


Following Christ

Welcome to the New Jump Start Devotions Blog.

It is our hope that these devotions will be a great way to start your week digging into God’s word. Look for new devotions weekly on Mondays at 8am.

Today’s Passage comes from Matthew 16:24

 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (NKJV)

God calls His disciples to take up their cross, lay down their lives, and follow Him. However, this goes against the self-centered nature of the modern world. God calls for us to surrender our will to pick up His will for our lives. He calls for us to lay down our desires to find His heart’s desires. Ultimately, He desires for us to glorify His name above all others. All that we do is to glorify God. Bro. Jeremiah’s question has rang in my heart today “What has it cost you?” Being a disciple cost us our life to find true life in Him. Throughout the week ponder the following questions.

  1. Have you fully surrendered your life to Jesus? If not what areas of your life do you need to give to him?
  2. Where is God calling for you to follow him?
  3. What steps can you take to be obedient to where God is calling for you to go?
  4. What can you do each day this week to help you surrender to God?


Renewing Your Commitment to Your Marriage

Notes from Sunday’s Sermon
Genesis 2:18-25
Renewing Your Commitment to Your Marriage
Thoughts from our Text:
1. It is Not Good for Men to be Alone 
2. God has a Plan to Make Your Life Better
3. When you get married, you and your mate actually become one. 
4. You should accept your mate as a gift from God. 
5. You need to work on learning how to cleave to each other.
6. There is no shame, in a physical relationship with your mate.
7. You need to accept the confines God placed on your Marriage.
Practical Challenges from our Passage
1. Plan to go a whole week without saying a critical thing to your mate.
2. Sometime this next week, sit down and write out all the good qualities of your mate.
3. Say to your mate “I Love You” at least three times every day for a week.
4. Have a serious talk this week.  Ask your mate to give you one thing you can do to make their life better.
5. Hold hands and pray a blessing over each other every day for a week.
6. Consider, writing out your own marriage renewal vows and have a private ceremony.