Unshakable and Unafraid - Living... In Light of His Return

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. (2 Thessalonians 1:3–4)

This week we started a new series through the book of 2. Please listen with us as we learn to stand unshakable and unafraid as we wait for or Lord’s sure return.

1st - Things That Matter Most: Others First

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:3–5)

In a country that highly values individuality, it can be burdensome to imagine living life wholly to serve your neighbor. Unsurprisingly, Christ’s vision for the future seems to turn cultural values on its head, for that is precisely what we are called to do. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin continues his series on the things that matter most, and the importance of putting others first.

1st - Things That Matter Most: Faith First

For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

In continuing with his series on the things that matter most, Pastor Kevin has added faith on the list of our highest priorities. Whether in times of famine or plenty, our calling remains the same. Put your faith in God. Please listen with us this week, as we learn together how God can and will pull us through impossible situations if we only have the faith to trust him.

1st - Things That Matter Most: God First

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness...

In the land of the American Dream, it’s hard to comprehend a grander ambition than our own right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” However, the bible is forever challenging the flow of cultural idealism. It seems crazy to consider tossing our plans for life and happiness into the proverbial back seat, but Jesus was confident that to risk it all for him would be well worth it. If you are unsatisfied with your own version of the “American Dream”, we invite you to listen with us in our new series as we explore of the things Jesus claimed matter most in this world.

Fellowship Bible Institute - Exodus

“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites. (Exodus 19:5–6)

Fellowship is starting an exciting new Wednesday night study through each book of the bible. If you are interested learning about the history of our Christ, please listen with us as Pastor Kevin outlines the book of Exodus.

Who Touched Me?

“Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.

Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:40–48)

All you need is faith and Jesus. This seems like a simple message, and yet most of us get hung up on that first little word, faith. What must we do in order to hear “your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”? If this is a question you ask, we invite you to listen with us as Pastor Kevin discusses the circumstances, attitudes, and applications that lead to true faith.

Three Questions for Every Believer

…Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. (Mark 10:51+52)

This week we were rocked by the simple but profound message brought by guest speaker, Pastor Al Meredith. Please join us we dig deep into a story from the book of Mark, from which we can unearth three essential questions a believer must ask themselves in order to experience the life-changing power of Christ.

Fixing Your Eyes

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith... (Hebrews 12:1–2)

This week we are wrapping up our series on the life of Elijah. Please listen with us as we study 2 Kings 2, and Pastor Kevin helps us uncover what it looks like to practically “fix our eyes” on Jesus.

Living an Extraordinary Life

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

We all struggle against the seductive call of greed. In a country where everything we could possibly want is at our finger tips, it is easy to get lost in the pursuit of toys, trinkets, and financial security. Even though God calls us to live an extraordinary life, cultural pressure to keep up with the Jones’s can seem overwhelming. So, please join us and Pastor Kevin in our continued study of the life of Elijah to learn what it takes to stand up against the worldly doctrine of gain.

When Fear Overcomes Faith

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:11)

If ever you have found yourself in a hole of depression, you will most likely discover that it is much easier to find a way in than a way out. What we often don’t realize, however; is that there are subtle signs providentially designed to warn us of the dangers ahead. Please listen with us this week as Pastor Kevin illustrates the signs and solutions of depression through the life story of the prophet Elijah.

Elijah: Help - Divine Intervention Needed

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.  (Isaiah 30:18)

This week Pastor Kevin discussed how to exercise faith when you’ve got nothing to hope for but a miracle. Please listen with us as we continue to walk through 1 Kings, and the inspiring, unwavering belief of Elijah the prophet.

Elijah: The Choice

Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. (1 Kings 18:21)

In the bible we so often we read stories about the dangers of idol worship, but in our current culture you may find it difficult to see people bowing down to Baals, and if you live in the Bible Belt, it’s more likely you’ll see a church than an Ashera pole on every corner. But, does that mean that modern-day American Christians don’t have idols? Listen to Pastor Kevin as he helps us find the true definition of idol worship, and how we ought to respond when faced with the choice of deciding who deserves our worship.

Crossing the Divide

John 4:13+14  

13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

As humans, we we go to great lengths to feel fulfilled. But even when we are disappointed with our treasures, we are unfazed. We simply set out a plan for the next conquest. However, in John 4, Jesus talks to a woman about how new conquests will never quench her thirst. Please join our guest speaker, Chaplain Rob Wills, as he dives into the book of John to discover what lengths Jesus goes to satisfy us with what we truly need.

Elijah: Stationed to Serve

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:18+19)

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to live like Him, and not the world. However, the pressure to follow the crowd often distracts us from our true calling. Join Pastor Kevin as he continues his journey through the life of Elijah, and uncovers keys to staying strong in our faith when we face severe opposition.

Elijah: How God Provides

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

Have you ever been in an impossible situation, and found yourself wondering, “God, where are you?” Overwhelming obstacle tend to lead us to doubt His power and goodness. However, God has made some outstanding promises to give us hope. Join Pastor Kevin as he walks through the life and struggles of the prophet Elijah; a living example of God’s great provision in impossible situations.

Elijah: Standing Alone in Desperate Times

“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.” (C.T. Studd)

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. (James 5:17)

Do you ever doubt that you have the skills, wisdom, or faith enough to make an impact for God’s kingdom? Fortunately for us, God has a habit of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Please join us and Pastor Kevin as we observe the amazing life of Elijah and discover keys to living an extraordinary life.