Former TFR Fellow Roy Coffman passes

My wife said she saw on FB that Roy Coffman passed away Tues. She passed on to me this post by sister Victoria Yawn:

As many have already heard, Roy Coffman suffered a fatal heart attack the morning of Tuesday, May 9, and has passed away at the age of 69. The family appreciates your expressions of sympathy and your prayers. There will be a private family memorial in Omaha, Nebraska, later in the year. To those who have been a blessing to Roy in recent years, we offer our sincere gratitude. His coffee pot has now been unplugged. May the Lord bless each of you.

Roy’s TFR posts can be read here.

#Fellows #deaths

What’s our problem?

Is time our problem? God gives us all the time in the world to do his will.

Is money our problem? God provides us all we need, when we seek his kingdom first.

Is will our problem? God even gives us the desire.

Is tiredness our problem? God gives us rest in Christ.

Continue reading

#god, #problems, #solution

Mission to the nations. Who are they?

Today’s mission fact from the Joshua Project: “Five countries have more than 500 people groups, with India exceeding 2200.”

We tend to think of national borders, if a country has been reached with the gospel. Often, if a single worker is there with the truth, we tend to mentally check it off.

We ought to think in terms of people groups. The message does not naturally cross ethnic and language barriers. Much prayer and thought ought to be given to reaching every people group in the world, not the numbers of nations.

Matthew 28.19 doesn’t refer to modern nation states, but to populations that share a common linguistic and historical heritage. By that count, the number of “nations” jumps from the hundreds to the thousands.

We still have much work to do.

#missions #Great-Commission #nations

Arguments that sound reasonable

I say this so that no one will deceive you through arguments that sound reasonable” Col 2.4.

False arguments are made to sound reasonable. If they didn’t appear to be plausible, no one would believe them. Continue reading

#deceit, #reason, #truth

Habits change: U.S. bottled water sales tops soda

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Doctors, researchers, and health officials have been telling the public to cut back on soda consumption for years, and it appears that people have been listening. Soda no longer tops the list of Americans’ favorite beverages; it has been replaced by bottled water. —via Soda is No Longer America’s Favorite Beverage

Is it because doctors, researchers, and health officials have been warning about the dangers of soft drinks for years? Perhaps so. It’s hard to say. That they are bad for health is a no-brainer. A can of Coke has 9 teaspoons of sugar. That’s just for starters.

People change habits because they see dangers on the one hand and benefits on the other. Continue reading

#habits, #holiness, #repentance

Share this with your friends

The Fellowship Room is a website for Christians. It receives several posts a day from a wide variety of people. Here are a few of the contributions made to the site:

Other Fellows, such as John Henson and Richard Mansel, post as they are able.

One of the best features of The Fellowship Room is the comments and questions from readers. They appear in real time, making it also a social-media site to rival the best commercial offerings on the web. (Except it doesn’t track your movements or restrict what you see, like those big guys do.)

Make TFR one of your regular sites to visit and interact with.

You’ll be edified and strengthened spiritually, and you’ll have opportunity to encourage other readers and commenters.

Also, please pass this suggestion on to faithful saints whom you think might also be interested in The Fellowship Room.

 

#christian-sites, #edification, #fellowship, #motivation

The Bible is dangerous

It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book.

Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. —via Todd Starnes: Professor Tells Student to Stop Reading Bible

When I was a young man, I had a job at a furniture upholstery shop. I don’t recall ever once talking to the owner or to the other employees about religion. During my lunch hour, however, I would read my Bible. After some weeks, the owner told me not to read it any more on the premises. He claimed some employees might be, or were, bothered by it. (Details are fuzzy after so many years.)

The presence of the Bible is a threat to people who want to do differently than what it teaches. If they have positions of authority, they will often repress it.

Christians must hold forth the word of life to everyone. They must be prepared for opposition. Jesus warned them they would suffer for the Name. Sometimes, the possession of a Bible or the admission of being a Christian (in the Bible this is called confession) can land a saint in hot water.

Let us be prepared to face it with calm, courage, and love for those who need salvation.