Timberline Fellowship was founded on a simple guiding principle. Pastor Gordon Friday wanted to serve those in the community that were currently "UnChurched". He didn't come into this community to take people away from other church bodies, but to try and reach the lost by showing the love of Jesus Christ through genuine acts of kindness shown to the community at large.
Pastor Friday has worked hard to pass along this vision to his body of believers, and we believe with great success. The real question comes with how do you define success? In speaking with Pastor Friday, it is not by how many seats are being warmed on Sunday morning, but by how many lives are changed and touched in the other 6 days of the week. Christianity is not only practiced on Sunday morning, but all 7 days a week.
At Timberline Fellowship, we want to show the boundless love of Christ through our service. In the Book of James, the writer says this:
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, Go in peace; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But someone will say, 'You have faith; I have deeds.'
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that, and shudder.
21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,"[e] and he was called God's friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
We want to show you how this works. Please come and visit us. We have in home Bible Studies during the week, Worship Services on Sunday Morning at 10:30 AM, Sunday Evening Service at 6:00 PM. Our facility also hosts a local chapter of AA on Thursday nights. What good is a building sitting empty all week, if it cannot be used to serve the Lord in some way.
We look forward to seeing you
- New Website Launch
TimberlineFellowship.org is relaunching. Check it out.
- Resurrection Sunday
Join us as we celebrate the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sunrise Service and regular services for all to hear the Great News of the Gospel.
- Small Groups Beginning Soon
The Long Range Planning Group is working on beginning several Small Groups in homes throughout the Bastrop, Paige, Cedar Creek area. More details to be coming soon.
- 02.01.2015 - New Website Launch
We believe that God has called us to support His Mission's effort in our community, as well as around the globe. This Mission effort allows our body of believers to impact people around the globe that we otherwise would not be able to be in contact with. In the Book of Matthew, the Bible tells us
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18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Through these missions, we are trying to accomplish this task, spreading His Message of Love and Service to the whole world. Below is a list of the mission efforts that we are currently supporting. This list is the Missionary efforts that we support directly, as well as through the "Cooperative Effort" of the Southern Baptist Convention. If you would like more information about any of these missions, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly provide you with whatever information that you may need.
Anna's Egg is a faith based ministry that began in 1999 as a way to help the people of Kenya have a sustainable way of life, while showing them the Love of Christ. This effort is unique in that each of the recipients give back to the local church "the First-Fruits", as God has asked for. Ben Walser wanted to not only help the people of this region, but he wanted to give them the ability to work and provide for themselves, while also providing for the local church. This, in turn, also supports the mission efforts of the local body, by helping to build the whole community. He also provides the local pastor with assistance in reaching his local body of believers.
Please visit their website directly for more information on this wonderful mission effort.
Anna's Egg International Missions
Texas Baptist Men - Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action - meeting the urgent needs of humanity in crisis situations. Over 25,000 volunteers have been trained to respond to floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires (like the devastating fires here in Bastrop County in 2011), and terror attacks, both here and abraoad. Texas Baptist Men from Timberline Fellowship have aided in relief efforts in Eastland, Hondo, Combs, and San Leon, Texas after the ravages of Hurricane Ike, as well as in Winona, Minnesota, and Rapid City, Iowa, after intense flooding from the Mississippi River. Recently, teams were assembled a little closer to home, after the devastating Labor Day fire that ravaged our own community.
Compassion International is the world's leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus' name.
Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.
David and Pam Wong
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Vision Beyond Borders
The goal of the ministry is to serve the worldwide church by providing the necessary tools and training for the local people to fulfill Christ's "Great Commission" in their own countries. This is done by supplying them with native language Bibles, training materials, seeds, clothing, medical supplies, prayer teams and evangelism to children. Last year alone, Vision Beyond Borders helped to ship and deliver over 50,000 Bibles to numerous countries in all types of languages. Patrick Klein has been involved in missions work for over 20 years and has spent several years living overseas in places such as Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and China. He has helped to deliver over 750,000 Bibles around the world; providing God's Word to those who are hungry and thirsty for the words of life.
God's Warmth for Children
This mission effort, started by Holly Weidknecht and Denise Kane, was founded from a love of Crochet and a LOVE for Orphans. When they began, the idea was to provide crocheted hats, gloves, mittens, and blankets to children in orphanages around the globe. The first set of hats, blankets and mittens went with another group to an orphanage in Burma. This was the beginning. Now, Holly and Denise crochet bags, hats, mittens, socks, and scarves. In addition, they quilt purses and blankets. Not only do they still provide these for orphans, but they also provide them to pregnancy resource centers locally. They also sell thier wares at local events to raise money for the shipping, and other mission opportunities, like teaching people in other countries how to make things for themselves. They currently support a group of missionaries to Honduras where they teach locals how to use thier own local resourses to make crafts to sell in thier own markets. Sustainablity.
How to get involved
Service Time 1 Sunday School - Children (led by Mrs. Pahlow) 09:15 AM 2 Sunday School - Youth (Led by Mr. and Mrs. Martinez) 09:15 AM 3 Sunday School - Adults (Led by Howard Weidknecht) 09:15 AM 4 Sunday Morning Worship (Music led by Harold Owen) 10:30 AM 5 Sunday Evening Teaching (Led by Pastor Friday) 06:00 PM 6 Monday Night Bible Outreach (Led by Pastor Friday) 07:00 PM 7 Wednesday Evening Prayer and Study 06:00 PM 8 Home Groups throughout the week! Varies 9
Help us help you and others in our community. We are a small body, but we strive to do the work that Jesus Christ has called us to do. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not as a result of works, so that one may boast."
Ephesians 2:10 also tells us this - "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Join us in fulfilling what God has planned for us.
This Weeks Sermon
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God's marvelous plan for the gentiles
3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you,
3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
5 which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.
6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given methrough the working of his power.
8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentilesthe boundless riches of Christ,
9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
August 20, 2017
In today's text, the apostle Paul is further explaining to the church at Ephesus about the "mystery" that has been kept apart for the last several centuries. That is the fact that no longer are the Jews' God's "good ole boys club". The Gentiles have equal access to the kingdom of God and are to become equal partners with the Jewish people. This was a really amazing turn of events. And of course, Paul suffered greatly at the hands of the Jews, because of this stance.
I. Paul calls himself the prisoner of Christ Jesus.
A. It's important to emphasize that we really serve Christ first.
B. He is suffering for their sake.
C. Paul received grace first.
D. Paul was pardoned for all his sin, first.
E. Paul is adamant that his theological training essentially flowed from a personal meeting he had with Jesus.
F. Paul also wants to bring out that this new insight into the gospel was poured out by God in the latter days and was not in the usual protocols of what they had been taught.
II. The mystery explained.
A. Through the gospel, the Gentiles are to be considered legitimate heirs alongside the Jews.
B. Through the gospel, they had become members of one body with the Jews.
C. Through the gospel, they had also had become sharers in the promises of Christ
III. In spite of being less than the least of all of God's children, God still chose him.
A. God's grace was given to him to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.
B. That gospel was about the unsearchable riches of Christ.
C. His duty also included making plain the administration of this mystery.
D. The church has the obligation to make known the manifold wisdom of God.
1. God's purpose in all this.
2. In Him and through him, God has become accessible to us. ( Esther)
IV Don't worry about Paul-God will look out for him.
Below, please find the sermons and the notes for the past 10 sermons. If you would like a copy of any other sermons that we have had here at Timberline Fellowship, please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com. We hope that you enjoy the sermons, but rest assured, Pastor Friday is not a pastor who "sugar-coats" the gospel. He will tell it to you straight, like it is, so that all may hear and understand the gospel message.
Pastor Gordon Friday has been preaching here at Timberline Fellowship since 2002 and has never compromised on his core beliefs.
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Latest Timberline News
The Long Range Planning Group of Timberline Fellowship is working hard to determine the direction that God is taking His people. With that in mind, Timberline Fellowship will be starting "Small Groups". Small groups are defined as groups of people joining together during the week with the purpose of Glorifying God. We will get to know each other and share the Love of Christ to the community in ways that are just not possible in todays corporate worship services. This is following the model of the Acts 2 church that met together daily in each others houses.
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