Mt. Juliet Church of Christ holds first Lord’s Day service in new facility

Mt. Juliet News
Thursday, September 18, 1997
p. 8


As some 27,000 people a day drive through Mt. Juliet, they’ve noticed alot of dirt, dust, rocks, trucks, and concrete at 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road.  After nearly 11 months of construction, sacrifice, and prayer, the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ enjoyed her first service in the beautiful, new auditorium.  An above-average attendance of 575 gathered to worship God on the first Lord’s Day in the beautiful new facility, with 475 in Bible School.

    The service was joyful and enthusiastic, with beautiful singing, so capably led by David Ackerman.  The wonderful acoustics in the new auditorium filled the air with praises to God!  Meaningful and powerful prayers remembered the sick, the shut-ins, the bereaved, and gave thanks to our wonderful Father for His love and compassion.

    A wonderful observance of the Lord’s Supper, which we partake every Lord’s Day ( Acts 20:7), reminded us of the Savior’s body and blood He gave for us on the cross ( I Corinthians 11:23-29).  Mark Crisp shared a beautiful passage from Matthew 26:26-29 about the Lord’s Supper, which helped all of us remember Him while partaking.

    Free will giving, which we also observe every Lord’s Day, was wonderful as the congregation, as usual gave beyond the budget!  We also heard a sermon from God’s word, which was my privilege to deliver.  The very talented Joey Davis and I are privileged to preach at the Mt. Juliet church. 

This particular sermon was “Victorious Vision” as we, the Lord willing, look zealously into the future.  The text was taken from Proverbs 29:13: “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; 

But happy is he who keeps the law” (NKJV).

    In other words, our vision needs to be the Lord’s!  For this to be so, we need to try to think like the Lord.  In order for us to make this change, we need reflection ( James 1:23-41), protection ( I Thessalonians 5:21-22), and direction ( Matthew 7:13, 14).  Our vision (world view) can only be victorious when it’s like Christ’s.

    After nearly a year with two morning services, it was a joy for us as a family to be together again in one service.  We are so thankful for the many sacrifices made by so many brethren to make such a day possible.  Most of all, we thank our gracious Lord, who has richly blessed us with the resources to construct this beautiful new building.

    We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to each and any of our services at the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ.  Sunday mornings, we have Bible School at 9 a.m. and worship services are at 6 p.m., and Wednesday evenings we have classes for all ages at 7 p.m.  You are cordially invited to all of these services!

    We would like to extend to the community a very special invitation to our upcoming Dedication Service, September 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  That morning we will have Bible classes at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. as usual, followed by a Potluck Dinner.  This will be followed by the Dedication Service, again from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  We hope everyone will come by and see our beautiful new facilities.  To God be the glory ( I Corinthians 10:31)!