Update Video: Friday, October 30
It is my joy to serve alongside you here at Fellowship Bible Church. Whether you're new to the family or have been in community with us for some time; I'm SO glad you're here! Having recently moved from FL to GA, I've been refreshed by the beauty of God's creation. Just look around as the heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1).
I look forward to connecting with you as we all seek to be the women God has called us to be. Now go shine God's love brightly for the world to see!
Join us for today's video as we highlight our Two for Tuesday Bible Study. The video touches on the important reminder that we are called, beloved, and kept (Jude 1).
Be sure to take a couple of minutes and dive into our e-devotional written by one of our Fellowship Women, Donna Anello. She's been apart of the Fellowship Family since 2015 and has a passionate desire that all women will be encouraged and strengthened in Jesus Christ.
Psalm 27:4,13-14 (Amplified Bible) 4 One thing I have asked of the LORD, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. 13 Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. 14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
Psalm 27 —Donna Anello Our wise pastor, Dr. Crawford Loritts, has encouraged us to dwell in The Word and make much of this time we are living an altered lifestyle. He has exhorted us to not waste this time with meaningless pursuits or complacency but to receive this gift of special time to draw near to God and desire to be in His presence moment by moment. Psalm 27 is David’s cry out to the Lord declaring God’s greatness and trust in God’s protection over him. Like David, we too can focus our affection on our Lord and Savior, Almighty God, and cry out to Him declaring His greatness. How great is our God, sing with me, how great is our God, and all will see how great, how great is our God. (Chris Tomlin) First, we must invest time in The Word reading about how God shows His greatness, and invest time recalling how God has shown His greatness to us in the many and varied circumstances spanning our lives. Reflection and meditation over times when God has been our Banner of Victory, Jehovah Nissi, is time well spent. Merriam-Webster defines greatness as the quality or state of being great as in size, skill, achievement, or power; notably large in size; elaborate; remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness; preeminent over others; markedly superior in character or quality. Our great God is all those things and so much more that cannot be contained in the scriptures. Verse 13 tells us we can be sure His great desire is to show us His goodness and greatness. Nehemiah’s prayer before the rebuilt wall in Jerusalem declares His greatness, May your glorious name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise! You are the Lord, You Alone. [And Ezra said], “You are the Lord, You alone; You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host (the heavenly bodies)... Nehemiah 9:5-6 (AMP) As we press into the word and remember times when we have glimpsed God’s greatness, we discover again and again how indescribably extraordinary our God is. As we share these memories and discuss these times, we are reminded that we sometimes minimize His greatness. But hindsight does indeed give us 20/20 vision as we remember and read about the circumstances leading up to the act of God that displayed His largess, His preeminence, His superiority. This revelation of something we actually cannot understand in our human minds drops us to our knees in humble reverence and worship of the One who gave His life, shed His blood, and sent His Spirit to us. Verse 14 tells us to wait patiently, for love is patient, and to be brave and courageous. Life happens while we wait and we are to be in service to Him while we wait, fulfilling our purpose and His plan for us and the Kingdom. Our reward is His protection over us and that we get to dwell in His presence. So today, as your life happens while you wait patiently yet confidently, dwell in His house and in His presence. Worship Him for who He is and reverence His greatness. Nothing in our mundane and mortal lives can ever separate us from His love.
Heavenly Father, it is in Jesus’ name that I seek your face today. I humble myself under your mighty hand and ask for a renewed revelation of your greatness. Holy Spirit, remind me that greater is He who lives in me than he who lives in the world. Draw me back to the cross on Calvary where a man, who is God, gave His life willingly for each one of us to be redeemed from the curse of the law into the blessing of Abraham. With awe and gratitude let me rejoice in Your greatness that you set to work on my behalf. Glory to God forevermore!
Looking for the security of God's Word to help you navigate the consistently pivoting world we are living in? Do you want to explore what impacting your sphere of influence looks like while living in a culture that is counter to biblical foundations?
Led by Fhonda Goss, we will be studying Jude - Contending for the Faith in Today's Culture by Jackie Hill Perry. Register for either 9:30am or 7pm Zoom sessions and order your book by clicking on the buttons below.
While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.
In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.
Looking for an opportunity to join an online book club? Want to join in meaningful biblical discussions around the Church leading the way to racial reconciliation?
Led by Sonya McCray, we will be reading and discussing Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegrop. Register for the 7pm Zoom session and order your book by clicking on the buttons below.
Today, racial wounds from three hundred years of slavery and a history of Jim Crow laws continue to impact the church in America. Martin Luther King Jr. captured this reality when he said: “The most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday.” Equipped with the gospel, the evangelical church should be the catalyst for reconciliation, yet it continues to cultivate immense pain and division. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). As Vroegop writes: “Reconciliation in the church starts with tears and ends in trust.”
***This ministry is currently on hold until we can gather in-person during the week on-campus. However, we want you to know about this wonderful opportunity for when that day arrives. We ask you to be in prayer that it will be sooner rather than later!
Do you feel isolated, overwhelmed, or inadequate? Do you need to be reminded of your value and your purpose? Do you want to develop friendships with other moms?
Moms Side by Side is a ministry for moms of young children that teaches biblically based strategies for parenting while also providing accountability for meaningful time in the Bible. At Moms Side by Side, you will
Open to moms of children birth-fifth grade able to commit to consistent attendance.