Christian Fellowship Church Blog

“A Message and a Warning to the Men of Christian Fellowship”

July 19, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

How’s that for a title! The Apostle Paul in giving instructions to his disciple Timothy, tells him, “Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” Likewise, Peter tells the dispersed church to “be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil wa

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Christian Fellowship School is Making Changes for Growth

July 5, 2018 By: Scott Williams

This summer there is a lot of activity around the south end of the Christian Fellowship parking lot. In order to accommodate growth in the middle school and lower elementary, CFS is adding three additional modular classroom buildings. The current 4th and 5th grade classrooms are being moved slightly north (closer to th

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“All Things Come Not by Chance, But by His Fatherly Hand” (Part 3)

July 3, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

In high school I decided, in a rare burst of literary inspiration, to tackle Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe. The book got the best of me, and I never finished it. But what I did read left an imprint. It was Robinson Crusoe that first introduced me to the idea of Divine Providence. The main character o

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In The Shadow of God

June 21, 2018 By: Christian Fellowship

This outdoor sculpture was commissioned for the church’s 40th anniversary. It was created by Adam Jennings and designed by Phil Schaefer. It contains 40 sheaves or blades representing each year of the church’s history. The blades rise in ascending order symbolizing God adding to the church with each blade having

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“All Things Come Not by Chance, But by His Fatherly Hand” (Part 2)

June 6, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

Last month, I began a blog series on God’s providence (see Part 1 here). The Heidelberg Catechism, we saw, defines God’s Providence as: the almighty and everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were, by his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth, with all creatures, and so governs them that herbs and gra

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God in this City: Summer Block Parties

May 30, 2018 By: Nathana Clay

Over the past couple months, God’s calling to connect to others and reach out within my neighborhood has become increasingly clear. It started as an interaction our family had with a young preteen girl in the neighborhood. Through it my family witnessed the compassion and protection that our neighborhood outreach

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Pentecost

May 17, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

Pop Quiz: What are the three most significant holidays in the church calendar? a) Christmas, Easter, Independence Day? b) Christmas, Easter, the Fall Festival? c) Christmas, Good Friday, Easter? d) Christmas, Easter, Pentecost? If you chose (c) you would be correct, but if you chose (d) you would be more in l

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“All Things Come Not by Chance, But by His Fatherly Hand” (Part 1)

May 3, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

This week at our cfCollege Bible study, the question of God’s sovereignty came up, as it often does. All roads, it seems, lead here. How does God rule over his creation? Is God in control of everything? What about evil and suffering? What about our decisions and choices? Can you miss God’s will? Can you mess up his

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Top 7 Reasons Prophecy is Important

April 18, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

Certain spiritual gifts carry a tension, a controversy, an uneasiness. Prophecy is one of those gifts. But isn’t it interesting that prophecy as spoken about in the Scripture is a very good and helpful gift given by God. The Bible even says: Do not despise prophecy. This blog edition is not about how to avoid the p

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The Revolution That is Known as Easter

March 21, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

Easter and revolution don’t seem like they go together. One is about celebrating and new life and the other is about conflict and undoing things. Renown historical theologian, N.T. Wright, has written two books addressing these two ideas and they both revolve around the Easter story. The title of one is ‘The Day

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