Christian Fellowship Church Blog

The Beauty We Long For, Part 1

August 8, 2019 By: Donnie Berry

We are creatures of longing. Born with hungers and thirsts, with deep longings and desires for…something that can be hard to name. But there it is, deep within us. We long for it, even if we don’t always know what it is.Lately I’ve been thinking about beauty—whether expressed in art or music or stories o

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Religious Freedom

July 1, 2019 By: Phil Schaefer

There is a local 4-mile race that I have been running for a number of years that is held on July 4th as part of the Independence Day holiday. It is called the Parley P. Pratt Freedom Run, and it is sponsored by a running acquaintance of mine and his church – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon

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Loneliness in an Impersonal World

June 5, 2019 By: Donnie Berry

In my last blog, I wrote about learning from Jesus how to slow down and see people, really see them, the way He does. “This moment is the most important moment. You (the person in front of me) are the most important person I can be talking to right now.” Being present in the moment, present to God, present to othe

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A Simple Guide to Enjoying the Old Testament

May 24, 2019 By: Phil Schaefer

Many of us have an aversion to reading the Old Testament. It is cumbersome, complex, and oftentimes confusing. We naturally ask ourselves, “What am I supposed to get out of this?” So to make our task a little easier I have outlined a few basic steps to help us appreciate the Old Testament more, and to motivate us

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Are You Too Busy To See?

May 10, 2019 By: Donnie Berry

Our lives are busy. Really busy. It’s probably the most common response I get when I ask people, “How have you been?” “Busy.” It may be the most common response I give, too. Sadly, I’ve been realizing how my busyness—all my attempts to find rest in achieving and in gaining control and keeping order in my

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50 Days of Prayer

April 19, 2019 By: Phil Schaefer

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The Cross Works!

April 3, 2019 By: Donnie Berry

“I don’t get how it works!” That’s the statement one of our cfCollege students made a few weeks ago at our weekly Bible study. He knew that, because of the cross, our sins have been forgiven and we are brought back into relationship with God. But how, exactly?Have you ever wondered that? How does what Jesus

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The Posture of Lent

March 22, 2019 By: Phil Schaefer

I don’t like feeling bad about myself and I am sure you don’t either. And I confess that when I do feel bad about myself I either beat myself up a bit more or I binge eat late into the night. Neither of those responses would I call godly. Is there a godly way to look into oneself - to look at one’s weaknesses and

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Increasing Our Influence: Church Building History

March 9, 2019 By: Christian Fellowship

Many of us may not be aware of this, but as a church we have only had a few years in our 40-year history where we were not expanding or renovating our facilities in one form or another. Our building is in use seven days a week, with about 400 people utilizing it each day during the work week. We have grown from a staff

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The Most Important Thing about You

March 6, 2019 By: Donnie Berry

“What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”This insightful statement opens A. W. Tozer’s classic book, The Knowledge of the Holy. Tozer goes on to explain that our view of God—what we believe God is like in the deep recesses of our being—shapes the whole cours

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