The Church: It's Fellowship by Jerry Vines

The Church: It's Fellowship
Jerry Vines
Philippians 1: 3-5

Now lets turn this morning to the book of Philippians first chapter. I want you to open your Bible , and read along with us today. We want to look at the Word of God together, and we will be turning to some of the verses that the Lord has laid upon my heart for the message today.

Philippians chapter 1 verses 3, 4, and 5.

I want to read verses 3, 4, and 5 and bring the message this morning. FDE several weeks now as I have said to you, we are on the theme of The Church. What the church is, what it is intended to do, how the church is to function, and just everything we can learn about a church.

If you don't know what the Bible says about a church , then you may get confused along the way. All day today is going to be fellowship, we are going to be about the matter of fellowship, that will be our theme, fellowship. I will preach this morning on the church's fellowship.

How to have fellowship with God.

The greatest privilege any human being can ever have is to have fellowship with God, so we will talk about that tonight in first John. But now this morning, The Church: It's Fellowship. Paul says in these verses, I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.

When Billy Graham had first begun his ministry and was attaining nation wide fame, someone attack Billy Graham and said, he setting the church back 200 years.
1an A reporter ask Mr. Graham, It is said you are setting the church back 200 years, Mr. Graham replied, what I have been trying to do is set the church back 2000 years.

And so what we are trying to do in these messages is go back to the original text, the Word of God, and see what the Bible says the church intended to be. Now when you look at the church as it is today, and see the church as it is in many places of the world, and compare ...

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