Justin Jahanshir

Justin Jahanshir serves as the Joplin Campus Pastor at James River Church and is focused on helping people grow in their relationship with God and building meaningful relationships with others in the church.

How to Find Meaning and Satisfaction in Your Work

Work has a tremendous impact on us internally. And that’s true whether you are unemployed or currently finding great satisfaction in your work. Every person has an innate desire to find meaning in their work. In fact, a Harvard Business Review surveyed 12,000 employees from a broad range of companies finding that 50% lack a level of meaning and significance at work. Moreover, the single highest impact on people sticking with organizations came down to employees finding meaning and satisfaction in their work. Those who find meaning in their work report 1.7 times higher job satisfaction and are 1.4 times more engaged in their work. Those statistics necessitate the question of how we discover and experience satisfaction and meaning in our work. What does the Bible tell us about work and how can we find real meaning through activities that will consume much of our adult life?

Get Smart – Walk With Wise People

In this message, Pastor Justin Jahanshir shares an insightful sermon titled, “Get Smart – Walk With Wise People.” Join us as we dive into the book of Proverbs and gain insightful wisdom about the importance of surrounding yourself with wise people. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to pursue Godly wisdom by fostering wise relationships.

Developing an Eye for Opportunity

Everyone is faced with opportunities in life. The question is how does a person develop an eye for opportunity and how should a Christian know what opportunities to pursue? Developing an eye for opportunity is one of the keys for growth in any business, church or even an individual’s desire for increased position and influence. Read what the Bible teaches about understanding which opportunities to pursue and how to make the most of them.

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

The word “heart” is found between 500-800+ times in the Bible, which points to the fact that a healthy spiritual heart is a really big deal. Just as our physical heart can diagnose our physical condition, our spiritual heart is a diagnosis of our spiritual health. So how healthy is your heart? Read what the Bible says about guarding your heart and learn 5 practical ways you can cultivate a healthy spiritual heart.

Seeing God Through Your Pain and Suffering

Every individual God used mightily throughout Scripture went through seasons of hardship. Moses had to flee his family who wanted to kill him, Elijah had people seeking his death, Queen Esther risked her life in order to save the Jewish people, Jesus’ disciples were all martyred for their commitment to Christ and our Savior was beaten and crucified for us. Yet Scripture repeatedly speaks to how our suffering never concludes without God’s power working through it supernaturally.

7 Characteristics of A Good Friend – Do You Have Them?

Life-giving friendships are essential for our health as human beings and can strengthen us in the most difficult of times. But how do we find good friends and how do we keep them? Certainly, there are dozens of characteristics of a good friend, but rather than simply searching for these traits in a person, one of the best ways to find good friends is to be a good friend. Check out these 7 characteristics of a good friend and learn how we can cultivate meaningful,  lasting friendships.

The One Thing That Can Ruin Your Life, And How You Can Stop It From Happening

If you’re a believer in Jesus Christ, Scripture calls you to wage war against sin. The goal is not perfection but direction which means our aim is to be more and more like Christ. And if we are going to break the power of sin in our lives, we must be aware of the strategies the enemy uses to blind us from our sin so that we are ultimately defeated by it.

Chasing the Right Things in 2017

Spiritual growth doesn’t happen by accident. It has to be pursued. At times this means we must flee from some things to pursue the best things. Pursuing the best things helps us to grow in righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace. When we chase after the right things, our lives change. We see growth as employees, as a friend, as a spouse, and as a parent. If we are going to pursue the right things in 2017, if we’re going to see God’s power in our lives in a the way He wants to move, we must commit to a deeper relationship with Him above all other activities.

Walking in God’s Will

The average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day. From the moment your alarm sounds, your decision-making begins. Will I hit snooze, or will I get out of bed? What outfit will I wear? What will I eat? Do I have time to brush my teeth? (You bet you do!) And of great importance, how much coffee will I consume? With so many decisions to make, it can be hard to know where to spend your time, which begs the question, “what decisions are the most important?” In Paul’s New Testament letter to the Thessalonians he writes, “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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