September 1, 2019

Message Notes          
September 1, 2019 | Teacher: Ken wilson

Message Notes

The Spread of the Gospel in the Book of Acts
Philippi: A Wealthy Woman Worshipper
(Acts 16:11-15)

Philippi: No Little Places
God uses strategic places.
(Acts 16:11-12)

•  Straightforward Obedience (16:11)
•  Roman Colony (16:12a)
•  Leading City (16:12b)

Lydia: No Little People 
God uses strategic people.

•  A Place for Prayer (16:13)
•  A Woman who Worships (16:14)
•  A Household of Hospitality (16:5)

Lessons for Witnesses:
God uses willing people in strategic places
to accomplish His purpose and spread the gospel.

Next Steps
God wants to use you.  How?
• God wants to use you where you are.  How?

This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth. We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.

• Monday - Philippians 1
• Tuesday - Philippians 2
• Wednesday - Philippians 3
• Thursday - Philippians 4
• Friday - Acts 16:16-40

Home Church
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another.  Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.

Home Church Questions
Read Acts 16:11-15.
•  What was the main point of the message this week?
•  Was there anything new, interesting, insightful, or even unclear from the message?
•  What was your main take-away from this week’s message?
•  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
•  Is there anything that you know right now is an area where God has been clear and straightforward where obedience is required?
•  What are you doing to advance the gospel right now?
•  Why is prayer a constant challenge for Christians?
•  What have you learned about prayer that has helped you move closer to the kind of prayer life you would like to have?
•  What prayer disciplines have been helpful for you?
•  Who has shared the gift of hospitality with you?  What does true hospitality look like?

At Fellowship

Fellowship 101 | September 15  | 9-10:30 a.m.
Get to know Fellowship better by understanding our mission, values, and ministries. Join us Sunday, September 15, 9:00 a.m., in the conference room (new building ) during 1st service, to hear about what God is doing and where He is taking us. During the hour and a half, you will get a chance to ask questions
and meet some of our ministry leaders. Contact Michael at

Home Church Launch 
Fellowship continues to connect people in relationship through our small group ministry called Home Church. Home Churches meet weekly in homes to study, pray, and serve together. Stop by our display in the Atrium after service to get connected.

NEXT Launching  
Anyone between 18 and 25 looking for biblical community?  We have a place for you! Join us Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for worship, teaching, and small groups. Meet our college and young adult pastor, Zach Benton, in the Atrium at the NEXT table after service or email at

Equipping Ministry
Lots of classes on a variety of topics are launching next week, including - Parenting, Discipleship, Financial Peace, and The Story Project. Choose the class that will further your spiritual growth and invest in your relationship with God this Fall. Join us in the atrium after service,  or check out all the classes at

Girlfriend’s Chili, Chocolate, and Chihuahuas - September 7, 6 p.m.
For ten years, the Girlfriend’s Ministry at Fellowship has connected women to God and to one another. We are celebrating by going back to where it all started with an event called Chili, Chocolate, and Chihuahuas. The evening will be filled with good food, great people, and a movie. You will not want to miss gathering with other women to celebrate all God has done and will do among the women at Fellowship. Childcare provided by RSVP to Sign-up at the Connection Center.

Girlfriends Retreat - Ferncliff Conference Center, October 11-13
Do you long to get away from everyday responsibilities and take time to worship God and connect with other women? You need this! Discounted early bird registration $105 from August 18 to September 15. For more info contact Lesta at Sign-up at the Connection Center.

Father - Son Camp Out  
Fathers and their sons, grades K-12, are invited to the woods on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept 13-14, for the Father Son Camp Out. For more information go to For questions email

Fellowship Kids Baptism Class - September 8, 15, 22, 29 - Second Service
If your child has placed their faith in Christ, we would love for you to join us for this four week class. This is a class for you and your child to attend together as we discuss the character of God, salvation, baptism and spiritual disciplines. If you are interested, email Heather at

OCC Packing Party
Mark your calendars now!  The 2019 Operation Christmas Child Special Packing party will be Tuesday, September 17th from 6-9. You don’t want to miss this fun and eternally significant night as we pack 2400 gospel opportunities. 

Men’s Muster  
Early Bird Sign-up has begun! Men, mark your calendar (April 17-19, 2020) and get onboard now to save money on your Muster registration. Go to for more information.


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