Every Sunday Morning
The church gathers together every Sunday morning to minister to one another. We welcome all to be our guest! We live in a great city where many folks choose to visit on vacation. Therefore, we are a guest friendly church and look forward to meeting you and your children 🙂
The Greek word for “fellowship” is koinonia, which means “communion,” or “communication.”
Koinonia is people sharing with one another the things of the kingdom and the things of God. In some church circles, the richness of koinonia has been reduced to a lightweight frivolity where a time of fellowship is usually synonymous with nothing more than a time of coffee and doughnuts. May it not be so among us!
1 John 1:3 – “That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”
First John reminds us that our fellowship, our koinonia, our partnership, what we really share in common, is Jesus Christ. That’s what the Apostle John is sharing in this verse, and it is our confession is well, if we will receive it and walk in it. Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son. The reason that we declare Christ to people and tell what we have seen and heard and known of Him is that they might fellowship with us. We say, “Koinonia with us, participate with us. Take part together with us in what we have found.” What is it that we have found? A relationship with the Father and with the Son. In fact, it says truly our fellowship, our koinonia, our partnership, what we partake of together is the Father and the Son.
The Upper Room
We meet in an rented space above the Downtown Drugstore in Glenwood Springs. There is a sanctuary that seats 60 people, a children’s ministry room and kitchen. This setting allows for true fellowship and one another ministry. Our fellowship is with the Father and with the Son. It is just loving Him and sharing our love relationship and ministering His hope and goodness and grace to each other. That is Koinonia. So, come Koinonia with us 🙂
John 16:13-14 says, “… when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”
These are the words of the Lord Jesus, teaching in the upper room, to His disciples, discipling them. And much of the teaching in the upper room pertained to the Holy Spirit. Here the Spirit is called “the Spirit of Truth.” What a great title for the Holy Spirit.
We gather anticipating that it’s going to be a Christ-centered, Christ-anchored, Christ-glorifying Word being proclaimed for the pulpit. God’s Word is the centrepiece of our message to people. It is a message about who the Lord Jesus Christ is, what He’s done, what He is fully able to yet do. That brings comfort to folks hearts. That brings hope to their hearts. It brings life to the dead, the dying, the discouraged, all by the power of the Holy Spirit.