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A couple a weeks ago Newsweek advertised, on their front cover, an article titled ‘Forget the Church, Follow Jesus’.  I guess at its core it doesn’t sound like a bad idea. We really are called to follow Jesus and not the Church as an institution.  However, the Church does have an important role to play in our lives as followers of Christ and that truth should not be minimized. Continue Reading…

Continuing in the REALationships series at Fellowship Bible Church is a message on your relationship with your parents given by Mark Henry. One of the things that is distinctive about this message is that it relates to everyone as we all have parents.

What might strike you right from the beginning is the emphasis Mark puts on the connection between our attitude toward our parents and our attitude toward God. Scripture is very clear about this point for every stage of our lives and it has served as a reminder wake-up call punch in the gut about some of the ways I’ve treated my mom over the years.

What’s more, as a parent to two young kids, it helps me connect my faith with the ways I am raising them and building their character. I am able to help them understand the link between their behavior, my words and Scripture – both in the positive and negative. Continue Reading…

Ready. Set. ___

Jon Dodson —  January 11, 2011

3-2-1-___
Gentlemen. Start your___
The train has left the ___
Ready. Set. ___

All systems green and we’ve launched.
The engines have been started, the tires are warm and the green flag has dropped.
The little engine that could has declared that it can and the hill has been conquered.

And we are on Go. Continue Reading…