Sermons on Fellowship & Hospitality
This week, we welcomed special guest Ron Zappia, Senior Pastor of Highpoint Church in the Chicago area as he taught from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. We were not created to live in isolation and this passage shows us that a healthy church community stands alongside and lifts one another up through every season of life.
Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.
Devotion to God leads us to love one another in God’s family. A life devoted to God is a life devoted to building genuine love in the community of our local church.
While love in the local church is not the only thing that matters, if love is not dominant in the local church then nothing else we do matters. In this message from I John 4:7-21, Pastor Ritch teaches about this defining characteristic of the body of Christ.
God won’t settle for the work of our hands when He doesn’t first have the worship of our heart. In this message from Luke 10:38-42, Pastor Josh Beakley encourages believers to examine their priorities and make room for worship and to listen for the voice of the Lord.