2016

Romans: Think Different!

God has a vision for His people. His vision is to create a dynamic, unified, and life-giving people whose diversity is their strength. Yet, the Church has always struggled to celebrate her diversity and unleash it in a beneficial way that expresses and presents God's presence. If we are going to succeed in fulfilling God's vision for His people then we are going to have to think differently... and that is the theme of this week's message.

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Romans: Rethinking how you think!

Your mind matters! Everything you think, imagine, create, and feel happens "between" the ears. But how should we think about ourselves? How should we think about ourselves if we think too highly of ourselves? Or, more critical for many for many of us, how do we think about ourselves when we think too lowly of ourselves. What is a sound self-assessment based on? Join us as we reflect on these questions this week...

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Romans: How THEN shall we live? (Romans 12.1-4)

Last Sunday, September 25, we looked at Romans 12.1-4 where we discovered what makes the Christian life unique, relevant, and compelling amidst these incendiary times enflamed by racial tension and mistrust. The apostle's solution for the racial tension and division among Christians in Rome may well be the solution for the times in which we live too... What do you think?

 

Romans: A Church Ruined by Jesus - Romans 12.1-4

What is a church? What does it mean to be a church? How should a church relate to our culture -- our city and nation particularly in such polarizing times? What does it mean to be a ruined church?

Romans is a letter that is advocating that a church be a community of ruined people. By "ruined" we mean:

  • A community whose lives are DISRUPTED,
  • A community whose passions are reDIRECTED
  • A community whose egos are DEFEATED,
  • A community whose minds are DISCIPLED, and
  • A community whose strengths and talents are wholly DEVOTED to their Lord, to one another, and to the enterprise God has committed Himself to.

On Sunday, 18 September, we began to examine this theme in hopes that we might continue to grow and cultivate a "ruined community" that might bless, inspire, and influence women, men, youth, and children towards Jesus... This will be a challenging adventure -- join us!

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Ukraine and the faith to "just do it"!

Here at Fatih Community we are involved in global partnerships around the world. Last Sunday, September 11, our guest was Roma Kornyenko from Kiev, Ukraine. Roma started an ministry to street children/orphans of Kiev almost 20 years ago at a time when Ukraine denied that it had an orphan crisis. In fact, Roma was imprisoned for serving street kids and starting an orphanage because officials felt he was shaming a nation. Now, he leads the largest orphanage in Ukraine and is sought out by government agencies to strategize the care of orphans. From the Father's House Orphanage has grown the national movement, Ukraine Without Orphans as well as a world-wide alliance, World Without Orphans. Sunday's message is an update and a challenge and well worth your time to listen...

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Staycation: AMEN! The response to what we believe in

Last Sunday, September 4, we concluded our summer series, Staycation, looking at the last word that concludes the Apostle's Creed. Ever hear a sermon on one word? Here's your chance! This service was a Family Sunday which includes our youngest to our oldest... have a listen and see if you can hear the controlled chaos of vitality within our community!

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Staycation: Believe - the faith we believe in

Last Sunday, August 28, Belief is not a leap into the "dark"... it is just the opposite: it is a leap into the light! This week we conclude our summer series by talking about what it means to believe and the community it creates.

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Staycation: Life Everlasting - the forever life we believe in

Last Sunday, August 21, N. T. Wright makes the observation: "Heaven is important but it is not the end of the world." Followers of Jesus make the confession, "We believe in the life everlasting", but if heaven is not the end of the world, what is? And is it relevant for daily living?

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Staycation: Forgiveness - the mercy we believe in

Last Sunday, August 14, Jim Foreman, our licensed marriage and family counselor, led our reflection on Forgiveness: the mercy we believe in. What is the impact that God's forgiveness has upon us? How does forgiveness transform the lives of the forgiven? What does forgiveness mean for our own relationships? When you listen to Jim's message you will understand why the first Christians were eager to confess: "I believe in the forgiveness of sins".

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Staycation - The Holy Spirit we believe in

Last Sunday, August 7, we reflected on "The Holy Spirit We Believe In". The Holy Spirit is not a ghost, phantom, or "the Force". So, who is the Holy Spirit? What does He do? Can we experience and hear Him today? As we learn about the Holy Spirit we will learn that He does not have a distance learning program. He is present for us...

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Staycation - the Son we believe in (Part 2)

Last Sunday, July 31, Last Sunday, 31 July, we reflected again on "Jesus: The Son We Believe In". We discussed 5 things that make Jesus unique and distinct that should provoke thoughtful discussion with anyone who desires to explore faith, spirituality, and the significance of Jesus...

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Staycation - the Church we believe in

Last Sunday, July 24 Pastor Jim Hayford was our guest speaker. Our focus was "The Church We Believe In". How do we think about the Church... what is the Church? Who are we? What do we do? Have we made Church too complicated? Listen to Jim's thoughts that reflect a lifetime of service and leadership.... He has planted churches, mentored church planters, pastored small churches and mega-churches. Since retiring from pastoring, Jim currently teaches for theological graduate schools and preaches 30 Sundays/year... doesn't sound like he is slowing down, does it?

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