Articles Tagged 'Fellowship'

Knowing the People Makes the Difference

Knowing the People Makes the Difference

It's all about who you know

Who do you know that needs your prayers and your help? What else can you do to help them because knowing the people makes the difference!

Refresh

Refresh

If the gospel we believe doesn't cause us to liberate people from the chains of our prejudices and selfishness, then perhaps we don’t understand it.

Patrick Odom uses the short letter of Paul to Philemon to remind us what is important in Christ.

Dinner with Abba

Dinner with Abba

Communion is a reminder of why we belong at the Father's Table of grace.

Phil Ware reminds us that the cross was personal to Jesus and to us and because of it, we come to God as our 'Abba Father.'

Eating and Leftovers

Eating and Leftovers

Why the connection between Jesus and 'the leftovers' and why does the modern church not have the same relationships?

Phil Ware reminds us that our times at the Lord's Table should be filled with the same kind of people who joined Jesus at the table when he was on earth!

I Doubt It: Real Food

I Doubt It: Real Food

Can we really find genuine nourishment and satisfaction in Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on doubt focusing on Jesus' statement that doing the Father's will was the basis of finding fullness in life.

Let's Experience What the Lord Has Told Us About!

Let's Experience What the Lord Has Told Us About!

Does it ever feel like that we've reduced Christianity down to something less than Jesus wants us to experience?

Phil Ware challenges our settled notions about church in the box and wants us to realize that Jesus has so much more in store for us if we will make the moves necessary to experience Jesus and his story for ourselves.

One Another

One Another

We were not made to do life alone.

This is a collection of "one another" passages in the New Testament, and primarily from Paul, that speaks about life together.

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

Should we be surprised that so many call themselves Christians but never live for Jesus?

Phil Ware shares a passion on his heart about the way we have privatized and personalize conversion and salvation that eliminates the necessary grace of Jesus' community, family, and spiritual community.

More than a Memorial

More than a Memorial

Is there something more to The Supper than just remembering?

Phil Ware talks about the importance of taking time to remember Jesus and restore Jesus in the Lord's Supper.

I Need More Than Me!

I Need More Than Me!

We were not made to do this discipleship thing alone.

Phil Ware continues his series on experiencing God through Jesus, Immanuel, this time focusing upon our need for spiritual community, family, fellowship.

The ARC of Grace

The ARC of Grace

What does grace really look like in real life?

Phil Ware reminds us the way Jesus uses grace as an action, a living out of God's grace, in real life that has urges that Go back to the original woman and man.

Creating a Movement

Creating a Movement

How in the world did they do this?

Rick Brown talks about how we can accomplish the Great Commission in our world today, the same as they did it long ago.

Greater Things: Fellowship

Greater Things: Fellowship

Are we willing to make fellowship more than coffee and donuts?

Phil Ware continues to talk about the greater things the early church experienced in the opening days of the believers following Jesus and in this case, genuine fellowship, sharing and having life in common, is key.

The Ember

The Ember

Will you let the fire go out?

Russ Lawson shares with us having to miss church because of weather and how much we need each other to keep the fire alive!

Alone

Alone

All hotel rooms look alike

We were made to be in relationship with one another. We were made to be in relationship with God. In fact, God's plan is that we be adopted into His family.

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Who do you believe is

Rubel Shelly writes about the serious subject of unity and division and the way we view and deal with those who are not one of us.

SBNR: Spiritual But Not Religious

SBNR: Spiritual But Not Religious

Can you really be this in the real world?

Rubel Shelly tackles the myth that you can be spiritual without being a part of a religious community, at least as a Christian.

Connectedness

Connectedness

Have you been friended by God?

There are plenty of people with whom we can talk about politics or sports. Our old friends love remembering our school days and the things we did way back when. But when it comes time to open our heart, where can we go?

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

You're invited!

Sports unite people who share the same loyalty. But an even greater bond is formed among those who share the same Lord.

Re: Vision 2020

Re: Vision 2020

What do we see when we look at how the early church met?

Phil Ware talks about the public and house-to-house size gatherings that the early church used to grow and take care of itself.

They Don't Know Me at My Gym...

They Don't Know Me at My Gym...

Some people treat church like they do their health club.

Not using a health club membership will not get you in shape. It is the same with church membership.

Grace Beyond the Miracle

Grace Beyond the Miracle

How come we focus on the spectacle and miss the greater miracle?

Phil Ware talks about the events in the miracle stories that happen after the spectacle of the miracle takes place, the things that put people back into fellowship, community, and normalcy -- the way things were.

Wrong Road, Right Friend

Wrong Road, Right Friend

Are you walking down the hard road alone?

Phil Ware continues to share his insights on experiencing Jesus as Immanuel.

Community and Homebound

Community and Homebound

How can I share in community when I am limited in how I can get out with other people?

Phil Ware talks about how we can help provide and be community to those who cannot get away from home or care facilities and he asks for our input on how we can help them do this.

I Want Christmas Year Round

I Want Christmas Year Round

Christmas is a reflection of my life as a Christian.

The things that make Christmas so special are available to the Christian all year long.