Fellowship. It's a word we use often, but do we really understand what it means. Join Richard Peifer as he examines the true meaning of fellowship in light of the New Covenant.
2 Peter 1:4, Eph. 5:11, 4:32, 1 Cor. 1:9, Romans 6:8, 8:17, 15:7, 2 Cor 13:14, Philemon 17, Phil 1:7, 1 John 1:3, John 13:34-35, Col 3:13
Join us as Richard Peifer shares the beginning of his series: Fellowship. Three key points of being in fellowship with God and the Body of Christ are Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. When we are in fellowship with the Body, it's more than a casual conversation; it's intense. As God had fellowship with Adam and Eve in the beginning, so He desires that same intensity with us. In the early start of the Church, the Christians devoted themselves to the Apostle's teaching, and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. These are three separate parts the disciples were devoted to. Are we just as devoted?
1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:1-8, Ephesians 4:1-16
Join us as Richard Peifer shares the reason for the Gifts of the Spirit. There are numerous gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to the Body of Christ. The gifts are for edifying and growing the body. Gifts are not earned, nor are they taken back. Why? I Corinthians tells us that manifestation of the Spirit is for the common good. We belong to Christ, but we also belong to each other. The gifts are given to equip us for works of service to build up the Body of Christ. Our goal is to reach unity in the faith and become mature. Have we reached that goal? Allow the Holy Spirit to work in us today!
John 11:38-44, Hebrews 10:19-25, Philippians 2:12-18, Matthew 5:14-16
Join us as Richard Peifer talks about service. What does service look like? We are compelled through the Holy Spirit to help the dead outside of Christ come to Jesus. As with Lazarus, who needed his grave clothes removed by others when Jesus called him out, so do some of us need help in having our grave clothes removed. We are not compelled to go have people clean up in order to come to Christ, but to simply be a vessel that the light of God, Jesus, can shine through, offering hope to this dark world that we live in.