Called to Fellowship in His Sufferings and Glory

Most of us would gladly be rid of our own suffering, shame, weakness, guilt and fear. When the Apostle counts all things as loss, he means everything he once considered good about himself and his life's work: all his obedience, honor, achievements, integrity, popularity, pride and most fervent zeal. To have fellowship in his suffering … Continue reading Called to Fellowship in His Sufferings and Glory

Called Together to Stand Apart in His Fellowship

"Do you renounce the Devil, and all his works, and all his ways?" Our Baptism unites us to Christ. Being united in true Fellowship with Jesus means forsaking all 'fellowship' with lawlessness, darkness, the devil, idolatry and unbelief...for the Lord has called you together to stand apart, to be his living temple, sons and daughters … Continue reading Called Together to Stand Apart in His Fellowship

Called by the Preached Word into Fellowship with Us

We rejoice as our communities unite and pull together in response to recent flooding, disaster or tragedy! Gladly we offer our prayers and act to lend our hands to provide help, clean up and rebuild. Yet the Lord God calls us to an eternal fellowship which transcends both these moments of extraordinary urgency–and all those … Continue reading Called by the Preached Word into Fellowship with Us