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Well said Pilgrim.



John Wayne...? Is that you...?

Krispy

 2012/4/10 13:06
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John Wayne?

Well, lil pilgrim, the harder you pull the trigger, the farther the bullet goes.

 2012/4/10 13:23Profile
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 Re: Ideas For Creating Fellowship in Church

Apostle John gave the best idea for creating fellowship in 1John 1:7
7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another.

 2012/4/10 14:11Profile
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QUOTE: "If there is one Spirit in all of us then we will all be ONE. But if we are not completely controlled by one spirit then there can never be a fellowship no matter how much you pray, how many lunch or coffee you have together.

In my home fellowship we have lunch together after every meet but this is not the bonding factor, the bonding factor is our Head Jesus."--SREE



Sree, i agree with this completely. But the point is, we often don't MEET the people or get to have a lengthy conversation with them unless we plan some sort of activity or get-together. And you even yourself state above in your post that in your home fellowship "we have lunch together".
But i was never suggesting that something like that or any other activity would be the bonding factor. The whole point of fellowship IS to be able to get together and talk and do things with other BELIEVERS in Jesus Christ our Head.

It seems a lot of people have misunderstood what i was trying to say in my original post. Maybe i should not have said anything.

 2012/4/11 5:30Profile
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QUOTE: "John Wayne?
Well, lil pilgrim, the harder you pull the trigger, the farther the bullet goes."--PILGRIM777



Ok, i GOT to know something. What is going on with all you Christian men that you all are into John Wayne? I got to know. Lol...it seems that every (single) Christian man i meet is a John Wayne fan. Even my Non-Christian parents were "in" to him! I can't stand the guy. I don't find anything appealing about him whatsoever. Why are you not
fans of say, Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) instead? Or even Clint Eastwood (Rawhide), although not his dirtier, more uncouth stuff. Or why not Gil Favor (Rawhide)? John Wayne has never been my idea of masculinity. And he was disrespectful to women, wasn't he? Same as Eastwood's characters for most part. Plus he smoked. Bleh. There were lots of other great cowboys but ya'll are always inta JW for some reason. I am thoroughly perplexed! : )

 2012/4/11 5:44Profile









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John Wayne's cowboy characters always called people "Pilgrim"... so whenever someone calls Pilgrim777 "Pilgrim" in something that they write... I hear John Wayne's voice.

For the money, Sam Elliott is the best cowboy actor alive. Great voice too.

"Beef... it's whats for dinner."

Krispy

 2012/4/11 6:43









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"But the point is, we often don't MEET the people or get to have a lengthy conversation with them unless we plan some sort of activity or get-together."

Fellowship with people who are your best friends, they should be your best friends. Sharing your lives together, eating together, praying together, evangelizing together, grocery shopping together, hanging out together, caring for the poor together, raising the kids together, whatever your lot in life is - do it together out of a sincere heart of love, not out of the latest 'how to foster church relationships manual'!

There is nothing better I can think of than having real relationships founded in Christ. This will cure much of what ails us. Have you ever seen a home video of a family that is really happy and you can see the love for each other though the recording quality is very amature? Then think of a tv sitcom where the supposed family is only together to serve a superficial purpose though the recording quality is very good and professional (with laugh track and all). Everything may look real good but it is staged and fake.

I like the first example better.


In Him -Jim

 2012/4/11 8:44
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 Re: Ideas For Creating Fellowship in Church

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the point is, we often don't MEET the people or get to have a lengthy conversation with them unless we plan some sort of activity or get-together



Trekkor, I wholeheartedly agree with you. You have a VALID (!) point. Planned, organized efforts to be together is losing ground and we missing out on something that is vital for our wellbeing. I confess, I used to mock organized social get-togethers, and saw that as merely a way to keep people entertained and off the streets. I used to mock the slogan: “If you feed them they’ll come” referring to potlucks and refreshments used to raise the attendance of a more “edifying” event. And I thought truly spiritual people would be praying and studying their bibles – not waste their time socializing.

There came a point when my views changed radically. I discovered that nourishing fellowship can happen perhaps more easily during a social than a highly structured church service. A brief eye-to-eye chat with another can be more powerful for some than a sermon,liturgies and singing with non-tangible theological concepts which leave some feeling alone and isolated. I've felt that way at times. We really do need to have opportunities to connect with people. True, much of the dialogue is mere trivia, but it tells another that we care about their world. And those connections sow seeds that we may build on later – for God’s glory.

I suspect that few of us are actually in a position to make these decisions or to organize them. The next best thing is to simply take advantage of the opportunities that become available to us – luncheons, church cleaning bees, etc. It may seem so unspiritual, but God may wish to use those “earthy” venues to humble us, teach us, and to use us for his glory.

Diane


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