Defining true Christian fellowship – Philemon 1-7, Part 4

What is fellowship? How does it look in your life, in your church? How do you know if you are doing it right? As we have seen in our study through Philemon verses 1-7, Paul has been giving his friend Philemon feedback on what Philemon has done with his life. Paul has many nice complimentsContinue reading “Defining true Christian fellowship – Philemon 1-7, Part 4”

6 ways a church family can love one another

How would you say your church does at loving one another deeply from the heart?  Today and tomorrow I’m going to talk about Faith Church, where I serve, and how we are doing loving one another.  We’re not a perfect church, and we will look at some ways we need to improve, but I amContinue reading “6 ways a church family can love one another”

How to rehab a relationship

Do you have relationships that need rehab?  There is help!  Fellowship! In the very first account of how the earliest Christians interacted with one another, Acts 2:42-47, we read that they devoted themselves to the fellowship?  What is fellowship? That word “fellowship” in verse 42 is defined by Louw & Nida as “an association involvingContinue reading “How to rehab a relationship”

Do you have relationships that need rehab?

Do you have any people in your life that you feel are just hard to get along with?  Think about the people in your family.  Any family members rub you the wrong way?  What about school?  Is there a person that you really struggle with?  Maybe that classmate, when you see that they are inContinue reading “Do you have relationships that need rehab?”

That time I accidentally said “fart” in my State of Faith Church sermon…and some other things as well

As I mentioned last week, this past Sunday I gave my State of the Church address.  As you’ll read below I talked about discipleship and simplicity, but also farts.  Yeah, you read that title right.  Farts.  But I didn’t talk about it on purpose.  Fast forward to minute 19:00, and listen in from there.  RightContinue reading “That time I accidentally said “fart” in my State of Faith Church sermon…and some other things as well”

The Monday Messy Office Report – February 10, 2014

My Friday, tidy office is mysteriously messy by Monday.  Here’s what I found today: 1. Two styrofoam cups with hot chocolate and stirring straws, the unmistakable evidence that my two youngest children stopped by at some point yesterday morning!  Yesterday was a Coffee Break Sunday here at Faith Church, so I have to admit beingContinue reading “The Monday Messy Office Report – February 10, 2014”

Follow up to “Instant Fellowship…in only 15 minutes a week!”

So is it possible to have genuine fellowship in only 15 minutes per week??? As we heard from Phil Bartelt’s sermon this past Sunday, the answer is a resounding NO! This past June we started an 8am traditional worship service.  In the weeks following, I started hearing from people who go to the 8am service,Continue reading “Follow up to “Instant Fellowship…in only 15 minutes a week!””

Instant Fellowship…in only 15 minutes a week!

At Faith Church you can get fellowship real easy and quick.  All it takes is 15 minutes a week!  Just walk into the fellowship hall on Sunday mornings after worship, and from 10:45 to 11am, you have fellowship.  There are snacks and beverages too!   Sounds great, right? Or is there more to fellowship? Does whatContinue reading “Instant Fellowship…in only 15 minutes a week!”