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So, what does fellowship mean to you? Does it refer to a potluck dinner after church? Maybe it’s hanging out with friends that are Christians?  What exactly should we expect to see when a fellowship of believers is gathered? Should we see scripture reading? Worship? Offering? Is it church? 

Luke recorded in Acts 2:42 that 

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 

Now this was after Pentecost. When the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit. People on the street were hearing the word of God but in there native language. Some were amazed. But others mocked them as if they were drunk.

Later, Luke also records in Acts 2:43-47 that


43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. 

It is beyond imagine what this must have been like. The joy that overflowed from the apostles to the people they met were so impacting that “the Lord added to their number daily.”

This should be an encouragement to us all. This is The fellowship of the Believers.

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Scrabble with Eli

The name of the game is see how much you can do before Eli messes up your letters.

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I have been going out to Lake Monticello for several weeks now at sunrise. It is amazing the difference in the sky and atmosphere from day to day. The early morning time is so peaceful. It is a time to my self but could enjoy it with my wife or a friend. A cool breeze, the songs of birds in the air, maybe the faint sound of turkeys in the distance. It is difficult to get out of bed that early and it is not fun being the fuddy dud that goes to bed early to make up for it. But it is worth it.

Tell me, when was the last time you saw the sunrise. Where was it? Did you share it with someone? What comes to mind when you think about it. If you can’t remember, I challenge you to start one day next week watching the sunrise and let me know how it goes.


Ask Gary a Wine Question

Ask Gary your Wine Questions!

Changing the wine world.

Human tongues are fascinating. The tip of your tongue is where you taste all sweetness, the sides of your tongue are salty and sour, and all bitter tastes are at the very back. The mixture in the middle is the finish and is typically the deciding factor in what we like.

I have been trying some different fruits and veggies and food and drinks just to explore the taste experiences in a new light. Pairing food tends to be a little easier when you are pairing it with other foods. Pairing ice cream can be fun too.  Things get a little bit trickier when you start pairing drinks with those foods and desserts. We can always tell when a drink doesn’t pair well but it isn’t as easy to do a process of elimination with drinks because there are so many. Sure we can always refur to the standards like soda and tea or milk and water.

Take juices for example, it isn’t easy to find out what goes with grape juice, but we know that garlic bread and pastas can counter the sweetness giving us a satisfied palatte. So, I challenge us all to venture in to trying different drinks with are meals. See what counters or maybe even accents different foods that we so often eat and enjoy.

I myself am no genius on the matter but the link above is to a leading internet wine critic website and he is excited about what he does. I would love to have your comments but he would love to have your questions.

Is it good to be busy or bad to be busy? Jesus seemed to be busy and yet he was most likely up at the light of day if not before praying and meditating on God’s word.

My problem tends to be that I am so busy with something on every night of the week that when I get home I want to be lazy and I sure as heck would rather be sleeping in the morning. I do always have a better day when I get up early and get to work early but then my nights are so busy that my lack of sleep catches up to me and gets the best of me. 

When a free day comes up I don’t do any of the “todo” stuff on my list because I just want to rest. Mainly because I feel like I deserve it and sometimes I probably do.

The thing is I don’t dislike any of the things that I do. So how do I choose? How did Jesus choose? Sometimes in scripture it seems as though he had too many irons in the fire. He rolled from one miracle to the next in several instances. So do I keep on being busy or do I choose the most important things on my list?