Monday, October 11, 2010

Ephesians 4:8, 11-13

8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Gifts to the Church

Paul taught us in Ephesians that Christ left gifts for the church. Like a good bridegroom who presents his bride with a rare gem as an engagement token of his pledge, so Christ has left His Bride, The Church, gifts of His pledge. His gifts include apostles, teachers, evangelists, prophets and pastors.

Last week, we talked about our responsibilty as belivers; that is to honor our calling in Christ, because we are all ministers. But like all organized bodies, different parts have different roles.

In the role of pastor at Fellowship, we are richly blessed. Our pastor, Alton Watkins, has a heart after God and a deep devotion to his congregation. All this combined with a solid foundation in the Word makes him a warrior and champion in his calling. In his wife, Dossie, we have a teacher of profound depth and humility. She exudes her lessons in her walk, giving us a tangible example of Godly womanhood that is rarely equalled.

I hope you will join us as we celebrate this wonderful couple's fourth anniversary in the ministry this Sunday, October 17th at Fellowship Church. We have a full day of events planned:
At our regular 11:30 morning service, Minister Ronald Watkins will bring the word.
We will have a light lunch after service catered jointly by Zen Catering and Calico Catering.
At 3:00 PM, we will have a special service honoring our Pastor and First Lady where I will share a word from God.
Cake and refreshments will be served following the special service.
Please make plans to join us for either or both services. We look forward to celebrating this special couple with you. However, whether you are able to make it or not, share a word of encourgement with them to help build their faith in their walk.

If you have no idea what would spark this kind of admiration for a pastor and first lady because you do not have a church home, or where you attend, your pastor is a stranger, then I encourage you to come to Fellowship. We are a ministry that takes roles and callings seriously. We take relationship seriously. We take salvation and discipleship seriously. And we would welcome the honor of introducing you to and walking with you through all of this. Seriously.

Proverbs 3:27
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Peace and Joy be with you!

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

Lifeline is the evangelistic ministry of Fellowship Church in Jonesboro, GA.

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Fellowship Church
Where Passions Become Reality
Because you are a CHOSEN GENERATION!
455 Hwy 138, Ste C
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Alton Watkins, Pastor

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