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Thursday

January 19, 2017

Here Comes the Son

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Ephesians 1:19-20, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.” (NLT)

Think

The Beatle’s hit “Here Comes The Sun” is arguably the best rock-n-roll song of all time. Numerous critics have given it the number one spot on their lists of “The 100 Greatest Hits”. Within the lyrics it says, “Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun…” 2,000 years ago, John the Baptist watched Jesus approach the Jordan River and he too declared, “Here comes the Son”. Then God Himself confirmed the Savior’s identity audibly from heaven. Our Lord Jesus stepped down through time and space to melt our hardened hearts and to help us see clearly through the lens of Scripture.

In yesterday’s devotional, we discussed God’s Almighty Power and its impact on our lives as we strive to attain God’s wisdom and live it out. And we talked about our ability to tap into the supernatural resurrection power that brought Christ up from the grave. Well, not only do we have His resurrection power, we also share in the same ascension power that seated Jesus at the right hand of His Father in heaven. The Son came, the Son ascended, and the Son forever reigns at the ultimate position of authority. When Christ is the epicenter of our lives our confidence abounds. We know that in every situation or circumstance—from the uttermost to the guttermost—God has us where we are for His divine purpose. And without a doubt, like the Son, we too will someday ascend to our Father in heaven.

Pray

Thank God for life, eternity, and His unmerited grace. And praise His name expressing your love and appreciation for all that He is and all that He has done.

Act

Enlighten the eyes of your heart to God’s glorious display of power by reading the account of Christ’s death in Matthew 27:45-56, His resurrection in Matthew 28:1-10, and His ascension in Acts 1:1-11. Absorb it and read it again out loud.

 

Thursday

October 27, 2016

Saved Seating

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Ephesians 2:6, "And God raised us with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus".

Colossians 3:1,3-4, "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God...For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also appear with Him in glory".

Think

In a game of Musical Chairs, the players go around in a circle until the music stops and everyone scrambles for a seat. During each round a chair is removed and one unfortunate individual is left standing. As Christ followers, we never have to worry about losing a seat beside our Savior in Heaven. The moment we bow before Jesus, in a position of surrender, we are cosmically pardoned—our sins forgiven and forgotten. And God sees the righteousness of Christ in us, thereby allowing us to enter into His perfect and holy presence.

Like playing Musical Chairs, we must be zealously-driven to fill seats and heavenly- minded to promote reconciliation to the Father through the Son. Conversely, though, our aim is to add—not subtract—chairs because the stakes are sky high for the spiritually lost. People all around us are spinning in space, looking for seats in all the wrong places. As coheirs with Christ in the Kingdom of God, our goal is to populate Heaven and depopulate Hell. Therefore, we've got to move our meat to save some seats by continuously inviting the lost to experience life change firsthand every weekend at Fellowship Church. And the great thing is, Jesus will never say, "Sorry, that seat's taken".

Pray

Thank God for His constant affection and grace. And ask Him to fill your heart with zeal to share all the wonderful things Jesus is doing in and through your life.

Act

Pray for the house to be full and invite at least one person to join you for Spookarama this weekend at Fellowship Church. For more information on this event, click here: https://fellowshipchurch.com/spookarama

Friday

June 17, 2016

Eternal Identity

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Job 19:26-27, “And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
I Corinthians 15:49, “And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the Man from heaven”.

Think

Before mass production, a prototype, an original model must exist to set the standard for replication. Jesus is our prototype. He modeled righteousness, humility, grace, and perfection for mankind. Although fully God, He identified with our humanity. And like us, He became subject to death. But unlike us, death could not contain Him and He burst forth with resurrection power, thereby making it possible for us to do the same. This alone is the crux of our faith—we stand on this belief. As believers, we no longer identify with the world, because our identity is found in Christ. But who will be in heaven? Will our identities remain the same? The answer is yes! Jesus’ disciples recognized Him after the resurrection.  Likewise, Elijah and Moses appeared as themselves at the transfiguration. Essentially, We remain ourselves with the added freedom of seeing God face-to-face. If our identities changed we would no longer be held accountable for our actions or receive any eternal reward. Thus, we are uniquely created beings designed on purpose for a purpose that will continue as we move from this life into the next.

Pray

Praise God for His sovereign power and creative genius. And thank Him for blessing you with unique gifts and abilities to fulfill the purpose for which you were created.

Act

Read Mark 9:2-13. Reconstruct this momentous occasion in your mind.

  • Why do you think God specifically selected Moses and Elijah to appear with Jesus?
  • The disciples fell facedown in fear because the sights and sounds were too much for them to process. Do you think this is why the Bible only gives us small glimpses of heaven?
  • Imagine the disciple’s confusion over the phrase “raised from the dead”. How can you help bring light to this meaning for those who don’t know Christ?

 

Thursday

June 16, 2016

Final Preparations

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John 14:2, “My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
Isaiah 64:4, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him”.

Think

We do not simply just leave home to embark on a lengthy vacation. We first plan, make travel arrangements, prepare, and pack, often resulting in a mile-long to-do list. Yet, we don’t mind the work involved because we are excited about where we are going. But even the world’s most exotic getaways pale miserably in comparison to a Christ-follower’s final destination—heaven—a place of ultimate pleasure and unimaginable joy. Therefore, it is by far more important to delight in preparing to leave the planet with a one-way ticket into eternity. Fortunately, we are not left to our own devices. God sent His Son to live righteously, die sacrificially, rise bodily, and ascend heavenly to prepare a place for us. However, this does not mean we are without assignment. For this reason, God has placed a longing for deeper intimacy with Christ in our hearts and minds. Therefore, we must express our gratitude and love for Him by obeying His commands. This involves much more than spending time in the Word and prayer. It requires serving others and sharing the life-changing message of the gospel. Are you prepared for what God has prepared for you? Because, you are not prepared to live until you are prepared to die.

Pray

Pray through Psalm 63:1, 8, “O God, You are my God; early I will seek You; my soul thirsts for You…My soul follows close behind You”. And thank Jesus for preparing a place for you in heaven.

Act

Make a spiritual to-do list by setting a small goal for today, and a larger goal(s) for the future. Then invite God through prayer and meditation to empower you to accomplish them.

 

Wednesday

June 15, 2016

Time Frame

Read

Luke 23:42-43, “Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise’”.

Think

As one criminal joined the chorus of onlookers hurling insults and taunting Jesus to come down from the cross and save Himself, the other rebuked him saying, “…for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong”. Then recognizing his need for a Savior, he trusted God with the hope of eternity—thus becoming the very first salvation prayer. Without hesitation, Jesus said, “Today you will join Me in paradise”. This exchange assures us that the moment we breathe our last breath on earth and our first in eternity, we will come face-to-face with Christ. We will move from the time God framed for our lives—our date of birth and death—into an infinite existence. Our humanistic finite minds cannot even begin to fathom the perception of time and space beyond the grave. But due to God’s grace and mercy we are certain of a future filled with outrageous contagious joy in paradise! The question is what will we do with the time we have left?

Pray

Thank God for the hope you have in His promise—signed, sealed, and delivered by the blood of Jesus—in a Christ-filled eternity. And continue to pray for those on the highway to hell.

Act

Read Matthew 16:21-28.

  • Why did Jesus rebuke Peter?
  • What causes you to stumble when it comes to time management?
  • What can you do today to be a better steward of your time?

 

Tuesday

June 14, 2016

Unseen Glory

Read

I Corinthians 13:12, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known”.

Think

In ancient times, mirrors were not like they are today. They were made of imperfect polished brass or other metals, providing only a somewhat visible, but hazy reflection. Likewise, as mentioned in today’s verse, we are only given mottled glimpses into eternity, because God provides insight only into what we need to know, not what we want to know. Additionally, the Bible tells us to hope for what we cannot see. Although we cannot visibly see God, we can see a physical manifestation of His presence as we look at creation and at the undeniably dramatic life change that occurs after one bows the knee to Christ. By faith we see the validity of His presence and power in which we place our hope. Due to His abounding love and faithfulness, God has fulfilled His promise of our reconciliation to Him through the bloodshed, death, and resurrection of His Son, thereby securing for us an eternal residency in heaven. Once there, we will reach ultimate spiritual maturity. The great news is, there unbelief cannot exist. And our hope and faith will be replaced with utter enjoyment and seeing God face-to-face.

Pray

Thank God for the blessed day when you will fully know Him as fully as He knows you. And ask for insight beyond your current understanding of Him as you delight in His Word.

Act

God adores our quest for further understanding of Him, His church, and ourselves. Journal a couple of questions, either about Scripture or personal, you have for Jesus. Then pray for Him to guide you as you turn to the Word for answers. Thank Him in advance for what He will reveal. And remember, sometimes the answers we desire are not always the answers we will receive.

 

Monday

June 13, 2016

Citizens of Hope

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Philippians 3:20-21, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body”.

Ephesians 2:19, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household”.

Think

Whether in the process of building, remodeling, or decorating a home, we endeavor to create the best environment possible. And often, as we try to tweak and modify every aspect in our quest for perfection, we will inevitably fail and face small hiccups, kinks, and bumps along the way. Why? Because, no matter how much hard work, how much money we spend, or how much blood, sweat, and tears pour into the project, it still falls short of paradise. Only in heaven will we experience total perfection. There will be no plumbing leaks, cracked foundations, roof damage, or unexpected fiascos, because Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us; footing the high cost of our damaged souls on the cross over 2,000 years ago.

As Christ-followers, the Bible says we are in the earth, but not of the earth. Thus, we are temporary residents here, aliens in our own country. We are here to exemplify the King of Kings, as we grow more and more like Him and pursue His purpose to share the hope we have in eternity. The great news is, once there we will not need any form of identification to prove who we are to God, because our passports have been stamped in red by the blood of Christ.

Pray

Thank Jesus for paving the way for our ultimate citizenship in heaven. And when stressful moments arise, ask God’s Spirit to remind you of the glory and paradise that await you.

Act

Make a list of at least five people you know facing a Christ-less eternity, and pray for opportunities to invite them to experience life change at Fellowship Church.

Friday

June 10, 2016

Forever Joy!

Read

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4

Think

Have you ever had a person in your life that when they are around, you just can’t be anything but happy? They know just the right joke to get you to smile. They know just the right way to encourage you if you are feeling down. They know just the right way to inspire you when you need it most. There is just something about your relationship with that person that can, at least temporarily, change everything about the way you are feeling.

When we get to heaven there will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no more frustration, exhaustion, and exasperation! When we get to heaven we will have eternal access to God and a relationship with Him like we never experienced on earth. That relationship with God truly changes everything! Because we are with Him, we will live in unending joy. And even now, we have the potential to experience daily this satisfying joy as we access and rely on Christ daily!

Pray

Thank God that He loves you and is preparing a place that you can live in unending joy with Him.

Act

The next time you face a difficult situation, a frustration, or pain – remind yourself that this is temporary but God is waiting for you with joy that lasts forever.

Thursday

June 9, 2016

Work is Worship

Read

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15

Think

From boardrooms to classrooms, office complexes to sports venues, government buildings to constructions sites  – millions of people this morning are getting ready to head to work. No matter what you do, have you ever considered that your work is a gift from God? Too many people, sadly, see work as anything but a blessing. But the reality is that work is a gift that was given to humankind before sin ever entered the world. When we get to heaven, our work will continue. God has given us all a desire to do something. When we get to heaven, that desire won’t stop! Rather, we will have an opportunity and a capacity to do what we love – for the glory of God forever. As you think about that, keep the perspective that your work place can be your worship space. Use the talent and position God has given you to glorify Him!

Pray

Thank God for the ability to work. No matter where you work – whether home or office – pray for the perspective that your work can be your worship!

Act

Even if you don’t have a “job,” the fact is you work. List out some of the things that you do for work. Then, spend some time praying over each of those items on that list and ask God to help you do that today for His glory!

 

Wednesday

June 8, 2016

Heaven isn’t boring

Read

“…a great multitude, which no man could number, out of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues.” Revelation 7:9

Think

When you think about heaven, what comes to mind? Too often, people’s perspective of heaven is based more on fairy tale than fact. We take the perspective society has created of heaven rather than the word of the One who created it. Some have the idea that heaven will be a boring collection of monotone angels with wings, sitting on clouds, playing harps. But that is not the biblical explanation of heaven at all. Heaven, the Bible tells us, will be a vibrant and bustling city. In other words, there are going to be a lot of things to do in heaven, and a lot of people with whom to do them! Think about the diversity of our world. God, in His sovereignty, has created people of every walk and nationality, every race and language. When we get to heaven, that diversity will continue. However, unlike here on earth, we will be able to relate to one another without being encumbered. Just imagine how colorful and wonderful that will be!

Pray

Thank God for the diversity of humanity.  As you look at the world around you, ask Him to help you see how wonderful that diversity is.

Act

Begin to see those around you through a heaven-focused lens. What differences do you see? Begin to ask yourself, "How can those differences actually reflect the glory of God?” Thank God for the kaleidoscopic range of humanity, as it is a reflection of His glorious nature and character.

 

Tuesday

June 7, 2016

Heaven is a Place

Read

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” John 14:2

Think

When the thought of heaven enters many people’s minds, they often think of it as a nebulous place in some hypothetical state. Rarely to people consider the fact that heaven is a real place, a tangible town, a location that we will look upon. But that’s exactly what the Bible teaches us. In today’s verse, Jesus reminds us that there is an actual place that is prepared for us. Heaven isn’t a state of mind. It’s not a hypothetical location. It is an actual place that those who have a relationship with Jesus will actually go to. As you continue to think about heaven, use that reality as a source of joy and hope. Our Savior, Jesus, has gone ahead of us to prepare a place specifically for you. The only question you need to ask, then, is: have you made your reservation by securing that relationship with Him?

Pray

Thank God for the reality of heaven. Give thanks to Him for preparing a place specifically for you.

Act

If you haven’t yet, make your reservation in heaven right now! If you have made that reservation, look for those people in your life who need to make it, and help them understand just what it means to know Jesus.

 

Monday

June 6, 2016

Heaven is real

Read

"He has also set eternity in the human heart.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Think

It’s been called Zion, Paradise, the Great Beyond, and the Pearly Gates. Most people, though, simply call it heaven. It’s a place many dream about and wish for. But have you ever wondered why we do? The truth is found in today’s verse. God has set eternity in our hearts. Our desire for the everlasting is a desire given to us by the creator of the universe. Our knowledge of it is based on evidence that surrounds us every day. Heaven is not something we have to just wish for. The reality of heaven is set. In other words, heaven is a real place and we instinctively know it. The Bible tells us that we are going to live forever in one of two places. Forever is a very, very long time. Realistically, does the idea of heaven cause you to live differently hear on earth? Use the idea of eternity to help you make the most of today!

Pray

Thank God for giving us a glimpse of heaven in His Word. Pray for God to open your eyes to His eternal perspective so you can make the most of the time you have here on earth.

Act

Begin to think about heaven every day. Ask God to remind you about the existence of heaven. And look for opportunities to share the idea of heaven with those around you.

Monday

May 16, 2016

The reality of Hell

Read

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Mathew 7:13

Think

When you think of Jesus’ teaching, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you immediately think of topics like forgiveness, love, peace, and prayer. But there’s one subject that continually shows up in Jesus’ teaching that most people don’t think of. It’s a topic that is not necessarily comfortable. It’s one that, if you brought it up at a party, would stop people in their tracks. That topic is hell. That’s right, Jesus taught more about hell than He taught about prayer. Why? Because the implications are eternal. At Fellowship Church, we sometimes get asked why we do what we do. Why are we creative in presenting the message of Christ? Why do we push the boundaries and stretch people to their limits? Why do we go against the grain to reach people for Jesus? The response is easy. “Is there a hell?” The reality of hell is the cause of our constant pursuit of people. As you think about your life, can the same be said? Do you look at people and ask yourself, “Are they going to heaven? Or are they headed for hell?"

Pray

Ask God to give you His perspective on people as eternal beings. Pray for urgency in your spirit to reach them with the message of hope found in Christ.

Act

Try something new as you meet people. Each time you meet someone new, make the first question in your mind be this: Are they headed to heaven or hell? Let that question motivate you to be an influence for Christ in the world around you.

 

Tuesday

April 5, 2016

The Approachable Throne

Read

"At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it." Revelation 4:2

Think

While Revelation is unquestionably one of the most intriguing books in the Bible, it’s clear that it is written about one person – Jesus Christ. Through imagery, word pictures, and illustrations, John (the author of Revelation) gives us a clear picture of the King. The position of God in the book is undeniable. He is ruler; He is King.

That reality doesn’t only play out in the pages of Revelation. That is a reality every day and in every way. John was ushered into the very throne room of God in heaven. But the truth is that we have that same opportunity every day. When we have that personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we have an all-access pass to the throne room of God. Are you living with the knowledge that you can approach the King anytime, anywhere?

Pray

Thank God for making a way for you to have access to Him through Jesus. Pray for the perspective and understanding of what access to God means in your life.

Act

Have you ever had a backstage pass at a concert? The experience is completely different when you can get up close to the band. That’s what we have with God through Jesus; an all–access, backstage pass! Make yourself a note that reminds you today that you have ALL ACCESS to the King!

 

Monday

September 23, 2013

Mon, Sep 23

Read

“…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”  Romans 8˸37

Think

Life is a battle. We may not all be athletes or be serving in the military, but as members of the family of God, we live as warriors. And the family is the ultimate fight, because we are fighting for the ultimate. But we aren’t just in a fight hoping to win; the Bible tells us that we are already victorious!

The good news is that, because Jesus conquered death and sin through his life, His death on the cross and his resurrection, we fight every battle from a unique and powerful position. When you enter the Family Octagon, realize that you are fighting from victory, not for it!

Pray

Do you worry about what you might face today, at home, at school or in your place of work? Thank God for His protection and seek His guidance, knowing that He loved us so much He sent His Son to die for us.

Act

Do not be anxious about anything, but remember to pray constantly as you go through your day and through the rest of this week. If there is someone you know who can pray for you, share with them. Or contact someone at Fellowship Church and someone will pray with you and for you.

Tuesday

September 17, 2013

Tue, Sep 17

Read

“…seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  - Matthew 6˸33

Think

If you’ve ever watched your favorite sports team win the championship game, you can imagine what it might feel like to be in their shoes.  They’re in the spot light and for that moment, they feel invincible.   As a fan, we’re just as excited as they are.  It’s a contagious enthusiasm that can’t be contained.  It’s the thirst for first that’s been realized.

The reality is our thirst for first comes to us from God.  We are wired to have God take first place in our lives.  The problem is that too many people and activities are also competing for this position.  There is a fight going on to make sure God is first in our lives and that we are seeking His kingdom and his righteousness first. When we place God in His proper position of first place in our lives and seek first His kingdom and righteousness, we can confidently step into the octagon ready to fight, and win, again and again.

Pray

Ask God to help you continue the fight to always keep Him first and to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first in everything you do.

Act

Examine your life to see what might be competing for that first place position that should always be God’s.  Determine today to fight to maintain His proper place of first in your life.

Monday

September 2, 2013

Mon, Sep 02

Read

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment...if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 2 Peter 2˸4, 9

Think

The life of a Christian is the life of a learner. Did you ever think, though, that we can learn from hell? We can. In fact, Jesus talked more about hell than He talked about faith or even prayer. And in His words, we can discover some powerful lessons.

One of the biggest lessons we can learn from hell is that it is real. Hell isn't a figment of our imagination. It's not a fictional place. Hell exists. Because of that reality, we should have an urgency to keep people from it. The purpose of our church is to depopulate hell and populate heaven. And we all have a role to play in that purpose. Ask yourself, "What am I doing to keep people from experiencing an eternity without God?"

Pray

Ask God to give you the kind of eternal perspective it takes to reach out and do all you can to save people from going to hell.

Act

Write down a list of three people you know who do not know Jesus. This week, make it you purpose to invite them with you to Fellowship Church where they will experience the transforming power of God.

Friday

August 2, 2013

Fri, Aug 02

Read

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8˸38-39

Think

We all seek to be loved. But there are times in life when we feel separated from the love of those around us. It can be distance because someone has moved away. Perhaps we have lost a loving family member or friend through death. Or we might just feel that our whole world is against us. Whatever the reason, there’s a separation we feel.

The great news is that nothing in our world will or can ever separate us from the love of our heavenly father. When we put our faith in Jesus, when we accept Him as Savior, we experience a love that is unwavering and unending. Have you experienced that love?

Pray

Thank God for His incredible and unending love for you. Express your love for Him and for Jesus as your Savior and Lord of your life.

Act

Show how much you appreciate God's love for you by sharing it with others. You can help families in our community and invest in the next generation by providing much-needed school supplies to local children. Or, if you know someone in need, sign them up to receive backpacks.

Wednesday

December 12, 2012

Wed, Dec 12

Read

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3˸10

Think

In every area of our lives, God has a clear cut path for us to follow. When it comes to our finances, that path begins with the tithe. The word “tithe” simply means one-tenth. And as we read today, God commands us to bring the first tenth of anything we earn to the “storehouse”, that is, the local church.
The local church is the only thing that Jesus Christ built on earth. And when we commit to bringing back to the church the first portion of what He has already blessed us with, He promises to bless us beyond our greatest expectations. This is the only time that God ever tells us to test Him. Have you stepped up in obedience in this area?

Pray

God’s path here is clear. Don’t pray for direction in this area; instead, pray for the strength to follow through with what God has already told you to do.

Act

Tithing is as easy as one click away. Right now, you can begin giving online to the greatest entity on earth—the local church. If you are already faithfully bringing the tithe, write out a list of 10 things God has blessed you with so you can see just how faithful God has been in return!

Friday

November 9, 2012

Fri, Nov 09

Read

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6˸19-21

Think

One of the loudest messages we hear is that life is all about getting more and more stuff. We’re told that if we want to experience the ultimate life, then we need the newest and best and most expensive things. But the reality is that everything we see on earth is temporal. And none of it gives us the ultimate satisfaction God wants us to have.

There is only one thing on earth that will last forever—the local church. And it is only by investing in that which is eternal that we will discover what life is all about.

As we embark on the greatest expansion in the history of our church through Seven, you have the chance to discover what true significance and impact are all about! Have you commited to the greatest movement in the world today?

Pray

Ask God boldly for what He wants you to commit to Seven as we build His church. Pray for the courage to step out in faith and to follow His will.

Act

Fill out your commitment card to Seven, whether it’s online or a hard copy. Then, bring it with confidence to one of Fellowship Church’s weekend experiences, and get in on the greatest thing going!

Thursday

August 9, 2012

Thu, Aug 09

Read

…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 1 Corinthians 9˸22

Think

Allowing God to use you in changing the lives of those around you requires that you get out of your comfort zone. You may need to try some new things, go to some new places and experience things you have never experienced before – just for the opportunity to build a relationship with someone whose life God wants to change.

Jesus set the ultimate example. He came from heaven and became human so that He could save those who would accept Him. Jesus never compromised God’s standard in order to connect, but He was willing to change whatever it took to connect with a hurting world in need of a Savior.

Pray

Pray that God would show you what changes you could make to better connect with others, while not compromising His standard for your life.

Act

If God is showing you a change you need to make to be a part of connecting with new people, make that change today.

Wednesday

June 6, 2012

Wed, Jun 06

Read

“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God… And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6˸9, 11

Think

All of us are natural born sinners. We all battle the temptation to choose the wrong path in life. We all want to do our own thing. But when we choose our own path, we begin travelling a direction that leads away from the great things God has for us.
The great news, as we read today, is that it doesn’t matter what our “were” is. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done in the past, what path we’ve chosen to follow; a new direction is waiting for us when turn to Christ and pursue a relationship with Him!

Pray

Thank God for the second chance that He has given you. If you are ready to accept a second chance through Jesus, follow this simple prayer, and discover your new life today!

Act

If you are ready to be washed, sanctified and justified, text “#” then your name to 32898 and let us know that you are ready to make that decision. If you’ve made that choice, share that truth with someone you know. And help them discover the path that leads to the kingdom of God.