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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.


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Doug Kashorek: Edification is so much more

“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” Ephesians 2:22.

With love over everything that we do, one of the prime directives of the church is edification. Most believe that edification is just teaching & preaching. After all, the members are “edified” when solid, biblical, Christ-centered teaching & preaching is fed to the flock.

But it is so much more than this. Edification gets to the shepherding of the sheep and so involves nourishing each of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individual members. Continue reading

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Or something similar?

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Just that, no more, unless you want to elaborate.

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UPLift motivational mail list is back, reenergized


After a year of silence, the UPLift email list is back! The motivational list is a service of the GoSpeak / Forthright ministry.

Twice or three times a week, subscribers receive exclusive content designed to motivate, edify, encourage, and illustrate the practice of God’s will.

The list is announcement-type, meaning there are no discussions, no avalanche of emails in your inbox.

A forum link is included in emails for those who want to comment or discuss the content.

The list is low-volume, so your inbox won’t get overloaded.

Using dependable service, UPLift is sent in plain text, which means you have no worries about viruses.

To subscribe, send an email from the address you wanted subscribed, to

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You can't go wrong here

The head honchos of Forthright Magazine are loathe to prefer one columnist over another. All the writers, old and new, men and women, do a tremendous job. Along with the Fellows here on TFR, you’ll be hard pressed to find better writers and finer content than you have available on the mag site.

Do jump over there and browse a bit. You’ll find something that speaks to you. Feel free to comment, like, share, and sign up to the site.

We’re grateful for all the contributors. This joint effort enriches us all. Be sure to say thanks to them as you have opportunity.

#bible-studies, #christian-writing, #e-zines, #edification

Christian Worker – The Fruit of the Spirit

Here’s a link to a PDF of this month’s Christian Worker. This issue of the Christian Worker examines “the fruit of the Spirit,” in contrast to last month’s issue on the “Works of the Flesh.”

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2013 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

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Gospel meetings

Everyone has an opinion about the “gospel meeting,” or “revival,” as they are sometimes called.

Some say they should be all about evangelism. Others say they should just focus on edifying the saints. Some like a theme. Some like random lessons. None of these is right or wrong. Every congregation is different.

To have a revival is acceptable. To not have one is acceptable. We are not bound by God in any specific terms to do it. What’s not acceptable is to bother to hold a gospel meeting and not support it. In that instance, it would be better not to have it at all!

What’s not acceptable is to have it for the edifying of the saints, and then not have saints participate. What’s not acceptable is to make it about evangelism, and then make no effort to invite others.

Our elders desire that our revivals/gospel meetings serve both purposes: edification and evangelism. They desire that we both make efforts to invite others, and to participate for our own spiritual up-building.

Now we know; it’s up to us to make it successful!

—Rick Kelley, Prestonsburg KY church bulletin

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