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If you are planning your upcoming Smokies getaway, come Worship with us,  where You are 'family'...amongst a bunch of folk who just 'FLAT-OUT LOVE THE LORD!'


2669 Old Newport Hwy * Sevierville, TN 37876 * Phone (865) 774-0210

Service Times

Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Morning 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00 Wednesday Evening 7:00
Pastor: Tony Sutton

December 19th, 2004

Sunshine Ridge

This week, as we pull in to “Sunshine Ridge”, we are encouraged to keep going, because there’s joy in the morning...and morning is almost here!

Has there ever been a time in your life (perhaps right now) that you have taken inventory of the seemingly endless problems and struggles you face and thought, “Oh Lord, how long?” In Psalm 30:5, we find a most encouraging answer to this question. “... weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.”

We all go through trials. In God’s word, we see that everyone, from the least to the greatest, experienced trials. Even David, the man after God’s own heart, had some pretty tough times. He, like us, experienced illness as well as God’s healing touch (Ps. 30:2). Like us, people sometimes said unkind and untrue things about him (Ps. 31:11-13). He, like us, felt the chastening of the Lord. But just like every believer, he was given the promise that God's anger would fade into mercy. (Ps. 30:5) Until the dawning of that final morning, when Christ takes us home, there will be struggles. But isn’t it wonderful to know that our troubles cannot follow us there! There will be no sorrow. Pain will disappear with the darkness. Anxiety will find no place and every tear will be wiped from our eyes. For it is sin that causes all our anguish and sin cannot enter there! There, we will be perfect, just as HE is perfect!

Hallelujah, there is joy in the morning!!!

In Christ,

Pastor Tony Sutton

Daily Bible Reading

Sunshine Ridge

  • Monday)  Isaiah 2:2
  • Tuesday) Isaiah 30:17
  • Wednesday) Ezekiel 19:22
  • Thursday) Ezekiel 43:12
  • Friday) Micah 4:1
  • Saturday) Numbers 14:40

*Each day, write down two blessings God has given you.
*On Monday, write down two strengths and one weakness or challenge you face.
*On Saturday, check your progress.

Special Prayer Request

Kim Stoffle’s grandmother passed away Last Friday. Please keep the family in your prayers.


  • Jo Smelcer ~ December 19
  • Megan Sutton ~ December 20
  • Mary Ramsey ~ December 22

If you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, or if I’ve forgotten your birthday or anniversary (I’m sorry) please let me know.    - Shirley Stanton  


Free Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading God’s word through song 

The group will be ministering at River of Jordan Baptist Church in Knoxville on Sunday, January 2nd, at 6pm. Be sure to pray for them, as well as those they will be ministering to. Continue to pray for them as God uses them to spread the good news!

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His name: Make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2


Ladies' Group

The Ladies’ and the Youth groups are still taking donations so they can help the needy families this Christmas. They are only $300.00 away from their goal but time is running out! Christmas is just days away! Please donate and help to make this Christmas a happier time for someone in need. If God has blessed you (Hasn’t He?), why not allow Him to use you to bless someone else!

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? (1 John 3:17)

The Ladies’ Group will meet on Tuesday, the 21st at 6:00pm to wrap the gifts for the nursing home and the adopted families; and again on Thursday, the 23rd at 6:00pm to deliver the gifts.


  • Web Site~ If you haven’t already, Take a look at the church web site! It is awesome!
  • Church Officers~ Please take a moment this week to write down your testimony for the web site (if you haven’t done it yet). You can email it to Steve at; or bring it to the next church service with you. Thank You!





"Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh,

at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:" (Mark 13:35)

"Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping." (Mark 13:36)

We wish a very happy birthday to Megan (Dec 20) and Anthony (Dec 17)! We love you guys!!!

Be Ready

The Lord wants us to live all the time as if today would be our last. I believe it was John Wesley who was asked at one time, "What would you do if you knew that tonight you would die?" That great preacher of years gone by said, "I would do exactly what I have scheduled to do." Could you say that?

ROMANS 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.