SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:00 AM

WORSHIP: 10:00 AM


LOCATED AT 4479 JACKSON RD, WHITES CREEK, TN 37189 ON THE CAMPUS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS CLASSICAL ACADEMY

We have restarted Sunday School (9 AM) along with nursery drop-off for that hour. There will be no nursery drop off for the worship service, but we do have a large overflow room where the service will be live streamed on a TV for parents to utilize at their convenience.



COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES: UPDATE 8/29/21


As many of you are likely aware, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is currently erupting in Nashville and surrounding areas.  This is causing some of the most prominent hospitals to have very few ICU beds available along with staffing shortages, resulting in not only a very overwhelmed medical community, but also a strain for those needing medical care for all other non-COVID concerns.

 

Flowing out of careful consideration by the elders/safety team of the current, local situation, please see the changes below regarding a limited masking re-implementation beginning this Sunday, 8/29

 

  • The wearing of a face-covering while in the building will be required for everyone 7 and up with these notable exceptions:
    • When seated in your pod in the gym, you are not required to wear your mask. This applies to the sermon and adult Sunday School in the gym, as well as general pre/post “sitting” that occurs in your pod. Singing and reciting will be masked (i.e., when people are standing during the service). If you leave your pod or walk around for any reason, please wear your mask. 
    • Masking is not required for children’s Sunday School teachers while they are teaching class
    • Nursery workers should be masked given the proximity of adults within the nursery
    • Those with special exceptions approved by the deacons/safety team are not required to mask


1. Have you…

     -had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

      -had a fever over 100 ̊F recently?

      -experienced COVID-19 symptoms (shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing, gastrointestinal irregularities, loss of smell and/or taste, an onset of unusual or unexplained itchy patches on your skin, increasing confusion and mental cloudiness, unexplained eye issues)?

  **if so, please participate by Live Stream instead

2. Please sanitize hands upon entry and frequently

3. One person in the restroom at a time is encouraged

4. If you feel ill, please exit the meeting immediately



TEACHING and PREACHING

We are happy to make our public teaching available online for those not able to join us and for those who keep up with us from afar! Nevertheless, we urge you not to use these resources as a substitute for local church membership and participation. 


Note: If slides or notes accompanied a teaching, they will be available under the "PDF Text" section below the teaching links. 



WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

Literally "good news," the Gospel is the most important, life-giving truth and message that could ever be heard. God created man and woman sinless and in fellowship with Him with the mandate to bear fruit and multiply while ruling and subduing the earth, exercising dominion over creation. 


Tragically, tempted by a created being to question God's word and doubt God's goodness, the man and the woman disobeyed God within the garden Paradise He had created for them, introducing spiritual and physical death into the world. As a result, they were cast out of Paradise and the presence of God to suffer the curses of pain, difficult labor and relational strife for them and their descendants. But not before a promise. 


God made a promise that from the woman would come a descendant who would crush the Serpent who had deceived them and sent the world on a trajectory of sin, death and pain. The Gospel is the culmination of that promise. 


Jesus Christ, God's only Son, fully God and fully Man, took on flesh and blood and entered into the Story with us. He lived the sinless life that we were made to live, died a death and suffered the wrath of God for punishment that we deserved, and was raised to life by God's power in vindication of His claims to be the Son of God and in demonstration of His power over sin and death.


Through true repentance and belief in Jesus Christ, we can be united with Him, credited with His righteousness, delivered from God's wrath and into his Fatherly love with the promise that one day, God will make all things new, and we too shall rise in glorified bodies and dwell with Him forever in a Paradise that far exceeds the one that was lost. Could there be better news?


The video above features an artistic portrayal of this good news. If you haven't thoughtfully considered the truth of the Gospel, it is our hope that you will wrestle with its claims, repent and believe and walk in the newness of life and joy that comes with being a Christ-follower.