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Exalting the Incarnate Christ

Join us in the Family Life Center for coffee and other hot beverages prior to Adult Bible Fellowship, which is held in the Worship Center.

9:30-10:30 SUNDAY SCHOOL **PLEASE NOTE: NO Sunday School for any ages on these dates: Dec. 27, 2020 and Jan. 3, 2021 due to holidays.**
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - Age 3 through 5th Grade – Programs take place in the FLC from 9:30-10:30 using Answers Bible Curriculum.
STUDENT MINISTRY: Middle School Youth (Grades 6-8) and High School Youth (Grades 9-12) - Meet upstairs in the FLC from 9:30-10:30 using Answers Bible Curriculum (Middle School) and The Gospel Project (High School.)

  • Adult Bible Fellowship (Worship Center) and Student Ministries (FLC)
    • 9:30-10:30 Class Time
    • 10:30 Parents pick up children from Sunday School
      Infant Nursery Available (FLC) during Sunday School and Worship Service


  • All Ages 
  • Nursery (Infant only at this time in the FLC) available during Sunday School and Worship Service
  • Weekly Fellowship Meal (Immediately following the conclusion of Worship some Sundays in the FLC) $2 per person donation recommended and side dishes to share for regular attenders. Visitors are welcome to join us for free!
    (Fellowship Meals are currently offered on a limited basis. Next meals will be 12/13/20 and 1/10/21.)

What an amazing privilege we have to gather together as a church, which means, “the called out ones.” By the grace of God we have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. The Holy Spirit has transformed us by breathing spiritual life into what was once a spiritual corpse. He has drawn us into fellowship with the living God and with one another. Though we are still in the world, we are no longer of the world and our lives are now united to Christ who is the Head of the church, the body of Christ, in which we all find our very life and eternal joy.
As we come together to worship our glorious God on this Lord’s day, please remember that He is supreme in all we do. We must remain committed to God-exalting theology, to a God-centered worldview, to God-honoring worship, to God-driven convictions that result in a God-glorifying life.
May everything we do together in this place exalt the majesty and excellency of Christ, our Savior and God, for we are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that (we) may proclaim the praises of Him who called (us) out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

David Harrell Pastor-Teacher

Our Passion For The Pulpit
". . . we exist to equip the saints through expository preaching, teaching . . ."

Saints cannot be equipped for godly living and service apart from precise theology (Ephesians 4:11-16). This is the goal of expository preaching and teaching. The term "exposit" literally means to expound or explain in a detailed manner. Expository preaching is therefore a doctrinal proclamation of the Word of God derived from an exegetical process that is concerned only with the revelation of God, not the wisdom of man, and therefore carefully conveys the God-intended meaning of a text, passionately applying that meaning to the contemporary issues of life with an internal zeal and authority that cannot be extinguished.

Although this kind of preaching and teaching is rare in contemporary evangelicalism, since this was the method exemplified in the Bible (Neh. 8:8; Acts 7:2-53; 8:27-35; 20:26-27; Luke 4:16-22; 24:27, 32, 44-47), and since we have a divine mandate to "preach the Word" (2 Timothy 4:2), we believe that this is the God ordained method and we remain committed to it.

Current Study: 2 Corinthians

I invite you to join our exposition of Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians, a deeply personal letter that allows the reader to sympathize with his afflictions and learn much about the nature of God’s comfort in the midst of them. Here the Spirit of God reveals much about the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ who died as our substitute, and also about the person and work of the Holy Spirit who guarantees our salvation. But here we will also discover more about the person and work of Satan, the “god of this age” (4:4); that diabolical deceiver and leader of human and angelic shysters we encounter every day. However, against the horrific blackness of his kingdom of darkness the magnificent diamond of God’s sovereign grace to save and glorify repentant sinners shines all the more brightly. I’m sure you will find the theological depth of this study combined with the practical nature of its applications to be both edifying and encouraging as together we exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, that in all things He might have the preeminence. 
~ Pastor Harrell


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5245 Highway 41-A
Joelton, TN 37080

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