Saturday, September 26, 2009

Need your prayers as we start a new sermon series

We are going to start this weekend a new 5 week study, I am calling "from the Heart of Fellowship Church." We are going to anwser the question why is Fellowship here and what are we hoping to see happen. We start tomorrow by talking about what does it look like to be a mature follower of Jesus Christ in Playa Del Carmen Mexico in 2009. Pray that God would feel our building tomorrow with people are really to hear from the heart of God.

Sept. 27 – Spiritually Mature
What does it look like anyway?
Most of the time we operate with a flawed understanding of what it looks like to be spiritually mature. This faulty definition has caused many churches to actually get in the way of those interested in a relationship with God. So what does it look like to spiritually mature? And how do you get there? In this session we'll discuss how you can partner with Fellowship church to move in the right direction and bring others along with you. When you think about spiritual maturity, what comes to mind? Read Matthew 22:37-39.

Oct, 4 – Attracting the Non-religious
As you read through the accounts of Jesus' life you can't escape this simple but often overlooked question, Why would Jesus spend so much time with people who were clearly not God-fearing to the neglect of those who considered themselves more religious? As we explore Luke 15 to find the answer to this question, we'll uncover the driving force behind our church's past, present and future direction.

Oct. 11 – The Most Important Question. Who is Jesus?
Those who resist Christianity often do so because they have many unanswered questions. But when considering Christianity there is one question that trumps all the others. It doesn't answer the others, but it does put them into perspective. In this session we'll discuss how an influential man was transformed by this very question. Acts 9:1-22.

Oct. 18 You really can change.
People love to make predictions about the future—but all too often, those predictions are wrong! Why base our lives on predictions when God has promised us that we can really change? In Matthew 13, we find Jesus speaking to the crowds in a parable, as he often did. The people in the crowd were there for a variety of reasons—some to see what the fuss was about, others to see a show, and still others to listen—and to hear what the Master would say. Through this parable about seeds and soil, Jesus was really talking about all of us. And what he wants us to know is that personal growth is not only possible, it is expected. It’s something God wants to produce in our lives. Personal growth comes to those who have learned to listen. In this lesson, we’ll explore the three things that stop us from listening and three things that invite us to listen, as we look at Jesus’ explanation of this parable from Mark 4.

Oct 25 - Our mission in the world.

We will look the mission God had given Fellowship Church and who we plan to carry out that mission.
God did not create us just to live for yourself. He wants you to care about the hurting people in your life. He wants you to make a difference with your life. He put you on this planet to make a contribution. You were planned for God’s pleasure. You were formed for God’s family. You were created to be like Christ. You were shaped to serve God. And you were made for a mission.