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REVELATION MESSAGE 8 – Thyatira—The Loving, Faithful, Serving, Enduring, Hard-working, Tolerant Church – STUDY SHEETS – January 17, 2021

Thyatira—The Loving, Faithful, Serving, Enduring, Hard-working, Tolerant Church
Revelation 2:18-29
Dave Scott

Bulletin for Sunday – January 17, 2021

Spring is coming … eventually … get out those seed catalogs … get your gardening tools ready!

Don’t forget our annual business meeting is this Sunday @ 11:15 am.

Hi Everyone,
So are you “over” winter yet? Have you got your seed catalogs? Ordered anything? KL just sent an order to Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co. Next stop Burpee’s catalog? 🙂
Pastor Dave

MP3-Dealing with Problem People – MacArthur – Grace to You

Dealing with Problem People – John MacArthur – Grace to You

This message is an excellent supplement to our study in Revelation as we go through chapters 2-3 regarding the seven churches. The following excerpts should whet your appetite. 🙂

  • Henry Ward Beecher once said, “The church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians but a school for the education of imperfect ones.”  He’s right.  The church is not a place for perfect people.  It’s a hospital for people who know they’re ill.  We don’t claim for a moment that the church is perfect.  In fact, we would eagerly claim that it is not.
  • Charles Morrison wrote, “The Christian church is a society of sinners.”  In fact, he said, “It is the only society in the world membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.”
  • The church is full of problems because it’s full of problem people because everybody in it is a sinner, albeit saved by grace but nonetheless with unredeemed human flesh, consequently battling with sin.  The church grows in direct proportion, spiritually, to how well it deals with the sin within it. 
  • The process of church growth then is the process of the elimination of transgression, the elimination of inequity, the elimination of sin.  If the church is to move ahead powerfully and be all that God wants it to be then it has to be dealing with its own internal sin. 

Food provided for Dean Jefferson family

Hi Everyone,

As you know many things has changed over this past year with the pandemic altering our plans and procedures in dramatic ways. And you probably know that we have made the good, safe decision to not have any meals at the church until further notice. So it is very regrettable for us that we are not able to provide what we love to do and do so well, and that is, to provide a grieving family a place of sanctuary, friendship and good food after a funeral. How we would love to do this for the Jefferson family.

And maybe we will get that opportunity to be more involved later this year, but for now we wanted you to know that we are providing some food for the family and, of course, our many prayers. Here is what we will be delivering to them:

  • Faith Fellowship is providing 24 chicken salad sliders and chips, halos (tangerines) at Dean Jefferson’s house for Friday. Also we will be providing paper plates, bowls, hot/cold cups, soup spoons for Saturday. Saturday food provided will be white chicken chili, crackers, sour cream and cheese.

Just a reminder that the service for Dean is Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11 am. It is outside so all are invited.

What a blessing you are Faith Fellowship Church of Tennessee, Illinois!

Pastor Dave

The Faith Fellowship Church Annual Meeting is this coming Sunday – January 17, 2021 @ 11:15 am

Hello Everyone,

Temperatures in the forties the next three days. Yay! Maybe we will finally be rid of the snow and ice.

Lord willing, we will hold our annual meeting this coming Sunday.

Faith Fellowship Church Annual Meeting
January 17, 2021
11:15 am

See you there! Of course, the best way to not be late is to be in church that morning, right?

Pastor Dave