Faith Community Fellowship



Messages from the podium of Faith Community Fellowship, Ellsworth, Maine


  • True Worship... Here and Now

    13/06/2021 Duration: 47min

    John 3:30 Matthew 28:8-9 WORSHIP THE LORD: 1) Only Matthew 4:10 Romans 1:21-25 Creation is never to be worshiped or praised, only the Creator! 2) Everywhere Matthew 14:22-23 Psalm 150:1 3) Sincerely Why are we here? Psalm 117 "When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart." 2 Corinthians 13:5 Psalm 95:6-8 "It is in the process of being worshiped that God communicates His presence to men." | C.S. Lewis

  • Community

    06/06/2021 Duration: 20min

    COMMUNITY God IS community. Genesis 1:1-3 John 1:1-3 John 17:11, 20-21 How well does the church reflect the kind of community that Jesus prayed for? 1) ACCEPTANCE Romans 15:7 2) MINISTRY The Book of Acts Romans 12 1 Corinthians 12 Galatians 5 Ephesians 4 3) OUTREACH Organic Strategic The most convincing argument for the truth of the gospel to the unbelieving world is the spectacle of community.

  • Look, Look, and Look

    30/05/2021 Duration: 42min

    People are more important than things. We tend to VALUE things, and USE people. We should value PEOPLE, and use THINGS. 2 Timothy 1:3-5 1) Look BACK - and Remember 2) Look OUT - and Love Colossians 3:12-14 3) Look UP - and Honor Matthew 22:36-37 James 1:17 1 Peter 1:22-23 We start life with PEOPLE and with GOD; and we end life that way. - Let's not forget them in between!

  • Talking About Jesus (without being weird), Pt 2

    23/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    Have you ever wished that other people shared a passion for something you're passionate about? How many relationships do you have where Jesus just never enters the conversation? Bottom-line: that we would be the kind of people who share the most significant things. ACTS 20:24 God’s will for us that we share this good news with the people in our life. Ways NOT to talk about our faith... HELPFUL ways to share the love of Jesus... Consider... WHO in your life needs what you have to share? HOW will you talk about your faith?

  • Talking About Jesus (without being weird)

    16/05/2021 Duration: 43min

    POST-MODERNISM: skepticism, subjectivism, or relativism; a general suspicion of reason; an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology - from objectivity to subjectivity - from authority to autonomy - from evidence to experience POST-CHRISTENDOM: Christendom: the majority of people are Christians, or Christianity is the official religion fear of rejection WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! LOVE compels us to tell others about Jesus. The THEOLOGY: WHY are we called to tell people about Jesus? Acts 16:6-10 The Holy Spirit will lead you. ~ Telling others about Jesus is primarily an adventure of following the Holy Spirit! Our PURPOSE: HOW do we bring the gospel to our community? #1... LOVE

  • God's Unselfish Servant

    09/05/2021 Duration: 46min

    Ezekiel Jeremiah Hosea Abel (2 Samuel 20:19) Babylon (Revelation 17:5) Eve (Genesis 3:20) Sarah (Genesis 17:16) Rebekah (Genesis 24:60) Mary (Luke 2, John 2) Paul (1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:7) Mother-in-law: Naomi > Ruth Mothers influence every generation to come. Proverbs 22:6 It's takes Mom's ability: 1) Her commitment to God 2) Today's mom is a multi-tasker 3) The love only a mother could give - Exodus 2: Moses MOM: God's unselfish servant

  • Beauty and Brokenness

    02/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    What if you saw people around you the way God does? When if comes to human beings, God can see more than we can see. God sees us with double-vision: - He sees us as made in His image - He sees us in our brokenness Luke 15 Jesus sees the people around us as valuable! Our Heavenly Father sees us in our brokenness, and welcomes us home! When we see people as God sees them, we move closer to the heart of God. The size of the vision God has for your life is determined by the size of your heart for people.

  • The Pathway to Happiness & Joy

    25/04/2021 Duration: 46min

    Nehemiah 8:10 Matthew 5:1-10 STEPS on the path to HAPPINESS & JOY: 1) Realize that you are in need of God - verse 3 2) Lament / mourn over our sins - verse 4 3) Happy are the humble - verse 5 4) "I must be in right relationship with God" - verse 6 5) Show mercy - verse 7 6) Genuine in heart; authentic - verse 8 7) Be a peacemaker - verse 9 8) Be happy when being persecuted for doing right - verse 10 ALL happiness and ALL joy come from God and our relationship to Him through Jesus.

  • Over(protective), Pt 6

    18/04/2021 Duration: 34min

    OVER-PROTECTIVE Are you going to choose TRUST or CYNICISM? Am I believing the best about others? When you believe the best about others, you tend to get the best from them. The death of HOPE is where cynicism comes from. Romans 12:9-16 HOW DO I CHOOSE TRUST? 1) Treat the people closest to you like strangers. :) 2) Find the most charitable explanation. "I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation." 3) Think about how you want to be treated. 4) Remember how God, through Christ, has treated you.

  • Over(connected), Pt 5

    11/04/2021 Duration: 39min

    OVER-CONNECTED Technology and social media makes a wonderful servant and a terrible master. Social media reveals and amplifies what's already there. Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Are you doing anything online that is immoral? Are you doing anything online that is selfish? Are you doing anything online that's making your real life worse? Create some no phone zones. Teach character now. - Internally-owned values carry more power than externally-imposed rules Invite the Holy Spirit with you online.

  • Easter @ Faith Community

    04/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    Pastor Bob Crosthwaite Pastor Todd Crosthwaite The mystery of Easter The foundation of our faith is what we celebrate at Easter. Nero | Caesar Augustus | no Bible Jesus' message was all about Jesus! When Jesus died, the hopes of his follower's died with him. John 20:1-10 Their message: #1, you killed him; #2, God raised him; #3, We've seen him; #4, Repent! Our hope is not in vain

  • Most Popular to Public Enemy #1

    28/03/2021 Duration: 33min

    Luke 19:28-31 Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus brought unacceptable CHANGE to their (the crowd's) thinking. The donkey: - a symbol of servanthood and peace - was planned (plural "owners") Zechariah 9:9 Luke 19:45-46 Jesus came to change their expectation of what "Messiah" meant. Take-Aways: 1) Our unchanging God is, paradoxically, a God of change. 2) The obedience of the disciples. 3) God wants us to obey Him -- not for His sake, but for ours.

  • OVER(drawn), Pt 4

    21/03/2021 Duration: 40min

    OVER-DRAWN MONEY has overwhelmed us. What you feel: I'm not rich. I'm not greedy. I don't struggle with stuff. When you trust God with your money, you're finally trusting God. Mark 10:17-31 What should we do? 1) Give 2) Get good advice

  • When God Changes the Order

    14/03/2021 Duration: 39min

    1 Samuel 17:25, 57-58 1 Samuel 18:1-9, 14 Success is a good thing. Deuteronomy 8:10-11 Luke 12:16-21 1 Timothy 6:9 David acquired new benefits. Proverbs 27:21 The Dangers of Success: Arrogance / pride Complacency Failure to listen / learn Teaching as "the expert" 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 VALUABLE LESSONS: 1) Forgive people as you move through life. 2) Give to God -- and help others. 3) Be grateful every day of your life!

  • OVER(estimated), Pt 3

    07/03/2021 Duration: 34min

    We were not designed to be worshiped. We inadvertently put pressure on the people we love the most. Are you putting expectations on your relationships that they were not designed to bear? Exodus 20:1-6 Matthew 4:1, 8-10 Love God FIRST, love God MOST.

  • OVER(drive), Pt 2

    28/02/2021 Duration: 38min

    OVER-DRIVE Signs that you're in Over-Drive: 1) Skimming 2) Emotionally numb 3) Productivity is falling 4) Sleep doesn't fuel you 5) Becoming cynical "Everybody's busy... wasting time." Do you have a meaningful life?? Psalm 46:1-3; 6 & 10 Selah: silence, stop, break, rest Silence gives meaning to what otherwise is just noise. What is the lack of sabbath taking from our lives? 1) Joy 2) Energy 3) Marriage & family 4) Peace **Incremental investments can have exponential returns.

  • Mediocre, At Best

    21/02/2021 Duration: 41min

    Revelation 3:14-20 Churches without a passion to serve are in imminent danger. CURE for mediocrity: 1) Get involved with God. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 2) Clothe yourself with righteousness. 3) See with the eyes of faith. 4) Remember: God disciplines you because He loves you. Hebrews 6:10-12 Revelation 3:20 Philippians 2:13-18

  • OVER(whelmed), Pt 1

    14/02/2021 Duration: 34min

    OVERWHELMED What's overwhelming you? Psalm 142:1-4 When you're overwhelmed, all you can see is the problem. Psalm 142:5-7 When you're overwhelmed, what's true is more important than what you feel is true. When you're overwhelmed, pay more attention to what we know to be true than what we feel is true. 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Romans 8:35, 38-39

  • Got Your Back (Pt 2)

    07/02/2021 Duration: 39min

    James 3:6 [NIV] Ephesians 4:31-32 [MSG] 2 Corinthians 12:20-21 [NIV] Proverbs 25:23 [KJV] Back-biting is the coward's approach to problem solving. Matthew 12:30 Proverbs 18:21 1) A bad mouth reveals a bad heart. Matthew 12:33-37 2) Three categories of back-biting: (i) Rumors & gossip 1 Timothy 5:13 Matthew 11:13 (ii) Arguments & lies Titus 3:1-5, 9-10 (iii) Hurtful truths How to avoid: A) Refuse to be a partaker Ephesians 5:11 1 Timothy 4:7 Titus 3:10 B) Live by the Spirit and love Galatians 5:14-16 3) Meditate on the good things Philippians 4:8 Proverbs 11:11-13 Isaiah 29:20-21 James 3:9-12 There is always something good to dwell on!

  • Future You, Pt 4

    31/01/2021 Duration: 32min

    WHAT AM I ALIVE TO DO? Westminster Confession of Faith: "What is the chief end of man?" - to glorify God and enjoy Him forever St. Augustine: Love [God], and do what you want. "Sweet Spot" Ephesians 2:6-10 1)What do I love to do? 2)Where does my engagement makes the greatest impact? 3)What do godly people see in me?

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