Fellowship in the Bible What does the Bible say about fellowship? Throughout the Bible, fellowship is celebrated as an essential spiritual practice. In coming together to worship God, cooperate in his work, and strive for unity of heart and mind through obedience to His will, we can be closer to each other, united by a … Continued
Beverly Lewis’s bestselling book series The Heritage of Lancaster County has been developed into a theatrical musical that is coming to the big screen as a Fathom movie event on February 20th. Called The Confession, it is a story firmly rooted in Amish culture that explores what happens when a family risks being shunned because their daughter has decided to explore the possibility of living in a world defined by a modern set of principles, ideals, and lifestyle.
In my own Christian heritage among the Churches of Christ, one pivotal moment in modern history loomed large over our identity. It was 1801 in Cane Ridge, Kentucky, when Barton W. Stone and a group of preachers decided it was time for a revival. They started preaching the gospel and between 10,000-20,000 people showed up during the course of the revival. For context, that’s nearly 10% of the population of Kentucky in 1801! However, the revival that started on a Friday night developed a typica...
Manipulative people detest when they lose their power over someone else. Manipulation is a game constantly played in human relationships. We often get caught in it because we love the people playing, and we don’t want to risk losing their friendship if we don’t keep them happy. Such a life, however, will not lead you … Continued
Ministry is hard. It’s even harder when you aren’t prepared. Take some time now and consider how you are responding to the demands of ministry, how you can improve, and developing a plan to address any concerns you uncover.
God created us for community; to live, breathe, and have our being in Him, (Acts 17:28) but also deriving that same existence from others created in His image. Our very souls become fed by meaningful connection to others.