Posts for tag #fellowship
This discussion was held in connection with the message The Power of The Inner Room And The Mutual Faith.
(November 27, 2016.)
Technology created the loneliest generation of the history. Christ is calling you to the inner room. Because only the fellowship with God can give us our greatest need which is to get along with ourselves and with others.
(Mt 6:5-6; Heb 4:16)
We are called to live our lives in by faith. What is faith? What is saving faith? Why is faith important? It has a scary part too – what should we be careful with? And in the Bible there are many things that we can apply in the mutual faith by each other’s faith.
(Psa 46:10; Rom 1:12; 2Cor 7:13; Phili 4:8; Heb 3:2, 10:38-39, 11:1-6)
It’s interesting that in the Western world where there is internet and smart phones everywhere – and we see this happening in the world – that people become lonelier and lonelier. The reason of this is that they have less and less living connection with people. The internet gives you the sense of connection, you feel like connected but actually there is no connection there. Because real connection happens face to face, between person to person, in the other’s personal presence. Where do you start?
(Jn 15:1-9; Mat 6:5-8, 14:23; 1 Cor 12:27)
This discussion was held in connection with the message The Outcome of The Presence of God & Love Loves to Love.
(October 9. 2016, Sunday)
The environment, the culture has an influence but these do not bring great changes. The church is the right environment for us. But the perfect environment in itself does not guarantee spirituality. How deep can the Word of God go in your heart?
(1 Sam 3:1)
People can be influenced in 3 ways – pressure, bearing, drawing. Drawing operates by love. This love is our greatest need. What kind of love is this? What are the characteristics of it?
(Gen 14.; 2 Kings 5.; Song of Solomon 3:5; Hos 14:4; Sof 3:17)
We have a new heart and a new life. This new life is lived by faith. Wherever you step God will win there.
The natural family and the family of God – What characterizes this? What makes it a family in one case and what makes it family in the other case? Why is the new family important in the new life?
(Eph 3:15-19, Rev 21:1,3, 1Thess 5:1)
This discussion was held in connection with the message Who is Jesus? What did He do for us? What should we do know?.
(September 21, 2016, Wednesday)
We rejoice in Christ. We gather together in His name. We are here for Gods glory. Christ dwells in us. We are named after His name. What happens when we gather in His name? What happens when the Spirit is in us? The Holy Spirit points to Christ and we know Him. When the Spirit is in us and we drink from the same Spirit shows Christ to us and we know Him. It’s an honor to know Him.
(Heb 1:3-4, 7:16-17,25, 10:19-25)
Let us have a relationship among us that listens to no negativity about each other, that doesn’t think of the other based on preconceptions. To understand and love the Gospel. We walk in Him together and are formed to the image of Christ. We desire the wisdom from above. (1Cor 2:1-5, Jas 3:17)
Personal testimony about the Istanbul church, the Bible School, and the work of God in missions. (Jer 1:5-7) Often we connect the work of God with solemnity. The Word of God is the source of our joy. For this, we need to receive it, understand it, take it seriously. True joy and holy seriousness go…
You have the capacity to be thankful and also to be unthankful, Gratefulness – as you give thanks to God – is an encoouragement to yourself, to others, and forms your personality as well. (Col 3:15, 1Thes 5:18, 2Sa 2:26a) Upward cause, inward cause, outward cause – the three chairs. Spiders of God filling all…
Such a great temptation on us to give up, because when you truly see God, the distance to Him seems insurmountable. In pretending you have no sin you mess up your own self. If you have no fellowship, if no one else fits in your heart, it is time to give up – to Him!…
When God moves you, you need to go. (Jer 29:11, Isa 55:8-9) Our relationship with Jesus is a precious one, yet how easily we slip. Our hearts are ready, but sometimes we get tired, sleep in. It is easy for us to miss the main thing. We have an enemy who deceitfully calms us, and…
Believer, do you know your significance? God has called you and has a plan with you. There are things which only believers may do in this world, but not alone. As we are together, in the fellowship there is a beautiful principle at work. (2Tim 1:9, 2Pet 1:3, Eph 6:14-17, Lev 26:7-8a, Acts 2:42-47)