“The Gospel of State Farm”

Galatians 6:1-5 (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows July 14, 2019   Luke 10:25-37 (GNT) A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?” The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’” “You are right,” Jesus replied; “do this and you will live.” But the teacher of … Continue reading “The Gospel of State Farm”

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

Galatians 6:1-5(GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows July 7, 2019 – Celebrating Communion on Independence Day Weekend   Galatians 6:1-5  (GNT) My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too. Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. If you think you are something when you really are nothing, you are only deceiving yourself. You should each … Continue reading “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

“Yeah … But”

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (GNT); Luke 9:51-62  (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows June 30, 2019 – Pride Sunday 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (GNT) The time came for the Lord to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal, and on the way Elijah said to Elisha, “Now stay here; the Lord has ordered me to go to Bethel.” But Elisha answered, “I swear by my loyalty to the living Lord and to you that I will not leave you.” So, they went on to Bethel. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Now stay here; the Lord has ordered me to go … Continue reading “Yeah … But”

“Love Over Law”

Galatians 3:23-29(GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows June 23, 2019   Galatians 3:23-29 (GNT) But before the time for faith came, the Law kept us all locked up as prisoners until this coming faith should be revealed.  And so the Law was in charge of us until Christ came, in order that we might then be put right with God through faith. Now that the time for faith is here, the Law is no longer in charge of us. It is through faith that all of you are God’s children in union with Christ Jesus. You were baptized into union with … Continue reading “Love Over Law”

“A Rose By Any Other Name”

Psalm 100 (KJV); Proverbs 8:1-11 (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows June 16, 2019 – Trinity, Choir Recognition, Welcoming New Members Sunday   Psalm 100  (unison) King James Version Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pastures. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his … Continue reading “A Rose By Any Other Name”

“E Pluribus Unum”

Acts 2:1-11 (NIV) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows June 9, 2019 – Pentecost & Communion Sunday   Acts 2:1-11 (NIV) During the Scripture Reading, four readers read the passage simultaneously in  French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. This English translation was printed in the bulletin. When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled … Continue reading “E Pluribus Unum”

“Sing Praise with a New Song”

Psalm 148 (GNT); John 10:22-30 (NIV) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows May 19, 2019 Psalm 148 (GNT) Praise the Lord from heaven, you that live in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels, all his heavenly armies. 3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, shining stars. 4 Praise him, highest heavens, and the waters above the sky. 5 Let them all praise the name of the Lord! He commanded, and they were created; by his command they were fixed in their places forever, and they cannot disobey. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, sea monsters and all ocean depths; 8 lightning and hail, snow and … Continue reading “Sing Praise with a New Song”