Journey to The Journey

July 16, 2015 by Cody Parman 0 comments

Matthew Starts Sunday!

Despite man’s wicked schemes, opposing views and the endless debates that surround this synopsis of Christ’s life and ministry I believe that time spent in Matthew will inevitably continue to change people, all to the glory of God. My simple prayer is that by the end of this study there are more Christians in the world. I pray that there would be more people who truly understand the message of the gospel. I pray that people will be given ears to hear the significance of who Jesus is, what He came to do, what He is doing and what He will do. ...Keep Reading

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July 10, 2015 by John Downs 0 comments

Welcome to Lamentations: Finding Joy Beyond the Sorrow

Introduction into Lamentations sermon series. Works cited, etc. ...Keep Reading

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July 2, 2015 by Cody Parman 0 comments

Meet our church plant intern!

In an effort to better introduce John and I put together a little interview via blog that you can check out below. John and Lindsay have already been a tremendous blessing to us at The Journey and I'm really grateful for the opportunity to have them doing ministry here in the MOV! - Cody Parman...Keep Reading

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June 8, 2015 by Cody Parman 0 comments

Amos: Teaching Calendar/Resources

Don't let this book's position in the Bible fool you, there's more to Amos than you may realize. Amos is located in a section of your Bible known as the "writing prophets" or to label it as Jesus did "the prophets" (Matthew 5:17, Luke 24:27). Now typically when we think of Old Testament prophetic books the big-dogs come to mind like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel (the major prophets). Beyond those major prophets are twelve smaller prophetic books (Hosea - Malachi) known as the minor prophets, they're labeled "minor" ONLY because of the length of their books in comparison to the larger major prophets. In fact, the Hebrew Bible lumps all of these minor prophets into one book called "Book of the Twelve."...Keep Reading

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May 27, 2015 by Cody Parman 1 comments

Just Tell Me What The Bible Says...

We have a just-tell-me-what-the-Bible-says philosophy at The Journey. This philosophy is one of the most important components of how we are attempting to honor God with our ministry. Below are 3 reasons why we strive to stick with this simple yet incredibly challenging approach....Keep Reading

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February 17, 2015 by Cody Parman 0 comments

Ecclesiastes: Works Cited/Preaching Schedule

On November 23rd we're starting a new teaching series through the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes! This peculiar book will have you experiencing the complete gamut of human emotion. The feelings expressed in Ecclesiastes are raw, real and at times will leave you scratching your head in despair. In fact, due to the perplexity of its content many over the years have wondered why this book is even in the bible. ...Keep Reading

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February 4, 2015 by Cody Parman 1 comments

Helping those who have been hurt by the church...

I consistently rack my brain as to how I can better reach this element of the MOV, my heart truly breaks for them. Should I sit and listen to every one-sided story that grabs my ear? Should I show them some tough love and tell them to man-up and get over it? Perhaps there’s a balance there somewhere. I deeply want The Journey to be a place of healing to the unchurched. I know for that to happen we need to listen well and push these individuals to spiritually walk without a crutch again....Keep Reading

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February 4, 2015 by Cody Parman 1 comments

Fixing The Church

When I’m really wanting to be honest with myself, when I want to be productive towards actually helping people who have been hurt by the church, I need to openly admit that I contribute to what makes church unappealing, again I’m sinful. Seriously, I could tell stories for days about the atrocities committed by “believers” all while conveniently neglecting to follow those stories up with my equally sinful responses (the way I gossiped, slandered and bad mouthed them, or reacted foolishly). I wish I could claim my anger was always righteous but it’s usually just an outpouring of pride just like a high horse antichurch blog rant, I am what I dislike. To put it in the always clear words of Dr. Paul Tripp, “Sinners tend to respond sinfully to being sinned against.”...Keep Reading

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December 1, 2014 by Cody Parman 0 comments

A Strange Path To Contentment In Ecclesiastes

Considering much of the content in Ecclesiastes I truly didn’t expect to find any contentment there. In fact, Ecclesiastes is built on the discontentment of Solomon’s life experiences so expecting to find words of comfort is just unreasonable. Upon examining life “under the sun” Solomon expresses that this world is infinitely messed up (Ecc 1:15), the more you know the more painful this reality becomes (Ecc 1:18) and in light of these realities “all is vanity.” Solomon’s preaching in this book isn’t exacting sunshine and rainbows, it’s the type of preaching you’d be tempted tune out. ...Keep Reading

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November 16, 2014 by Cody Parman 0 comments

3 definitions that will help you understand Ecclesiastes

This is a short & sweet post to help you get started into Ecclesiastes. Here are 3 definitions will aid you in understanding this peculiar book of the Bible. ...Keep Reading

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