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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6 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. 2 Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country. 4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys. 5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it. 6 Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the Lord for help.
7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand of all your oppressors; I drove them out before you and gave you their land. 10 I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worshipthe gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.”
11 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshingwheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. 12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”
13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
February 18, 2018
The book of Judges is a book that goes from mountaintop to mountaintop with deep valleys between. It bridges the gap between the death of Joshua and the beginning of the monarchy. The book begins with the spiritual slide of the various tribes and ends with one of the most blatant accounts of immorality - so immoral, it is almost impossible to imagine.
I. Introducing the era of the Judges. Chaps1,2
A. Chap 1 - Condition of the tribes after the death of Joshua.
B. Chap 2 -The cycle of the tribes described.
II. The era of the judges Chaps 3-16
A. Chap 3 - Othniel 3:1-11
B. Chap 3 - Ehud 3:12-30
C. Chap 3 - Shamgar 3:31
D. Chaps 4-5 - Deborah and Barak
E. Chaps 6-8 - Gideon
F. Chap 9 - Abimelech (civil war)
G. Chap 10 - Tola, Jair
H. Chap 11 - Jephthah
I. Chap 12 - Jephthah, Ibsan, Elon, Abdon
J. Chaps 13-16 - Samson
III. The tragedy of the Judges era. Chaps 17-21
A. Chaps 17-18 - Micah and the Danites
B. Chap 19 - Sickening immorality
C. Chaps 20-21 - political anarchy
IV. Four takeaways from the book of Judges.
A. Sometimes God chooses ordinary men to do extraordinary accomplishments.
1. Gideon was as ordinary as possible.
2. Even though his faith was tiny, God was very patient with him.
3. The story.
B. Sometimes God raises up extraordinary men to accomplish extraordinary things.
1. Samson was special from birth.
2. Samson's parents didn't understand. (Judges 14:4)
3. All heroes have flaws.
C. When we make rash vows, it can be devastating (Jephthah)
D. When we don't listen and obey God, really bad circumstances can arise.
1. Horror in Bethlehem.
2. A tribe almost annihilated.
3. An ironic turn of events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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