We’re taking our fellowship outdoors this week. The weather is spectacular, early fall in Charlotte. We’ll gather starting at 7:30 am at the Lenhart’s backyard treehouse (1609 Sterling Road). Come enjoy the fellowship, in the treetops!
Our study this week is on the apostle Philip (Chapter 6), who is the “head” of the second grouping of four men. Our author explains that while the initial four, Peter, James, John and Andrew, all found Jesus (when John the Baptist pointed out Jesus to them), it’s widely considered that Philip was the first apostle found by Jesus. Philip is so excited about meeting Jesus, that he runs to Nathanael to excitedly tell him, “We have found the Messiah.”
I love what our author says on page 123:
“I am convinced, by the way, that friendships provide the most fertile soil for evangelism. When the reality of Christ is introduced into a relationship of love and trust that has already been established, the effect is powerful. And it seems that invariable, when someone becomes a true follower of Christ, that person’s first impulse is to want to find a friend and introduce that friend to Christ.”
Twelve Ordinary Men, p. 123
John Paschal leads us this week in our discussion about Philip. Gather in the treehouse beginning at 7:30 am. John will start the lesson at 7:45 am.