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Dr. Daymond Talkington - Pastor Faith Fellowship - Thornton Photo Godfrey, IL 618 466 3434 www.thorntonimaging.com
Dr. Daymond Talkington

Take the age-old truths of the Bible and present them through engaging messages, striking visuals, and great music. Moreover, we are authentic and passionate about presenting Christ in a way that is new and refreshing. The leaders of Faith Fellowship are intentional about creating an atmosphere that takes the stress out of going to church.  Whether you have never been to church, been away for a while, or have attended your entire life, Faith Fellowship feels immediately comfortable. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, we will make you feel at home. Parking volunteers will help you find a place, and they are available to assist you in getting inside if needed.

Faith Fellowship is barely into the second decade of living out our mission: to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Come and see why so many people are making Faith Fellowship a part of their lives.

You will experience worship at Faith Fellowship in a casual, intuitive, high-tech atmosphere with today’s culture in mind. The weekend service is creative, contemporary, and compelling with only one intent–to present the message of Jesus Christ in a way that is relevant and alive. The high-energy, cutting-edge worship, drama, and multimedia presentations highlight the worship experience. Pastor Dr. Daymond Talkington uses a no-holds-barred communication style in applying God’s Word to life’s complexities. This isn’t church as you have known it; it is energetic, captivating, and never boring.

The band is styled after the timeless rock and roll lineup, complete with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and keyboard. The sounds you hear on your favorite radio stations can also be heard at Faith Fellowship–rock, soul, jazz, and blues. The band rivals any in the area (Christian or secular).

If you have children, rest assured that they will be in the best possible care. All members of the Children’s Ministry Team undergo a criminal and civil background check to ensure complete safety. While parents are experiencing the creative, life-changing weekend service, children are participating in their own high-energy encounter in the new Kids Zone Building. They won’t want to go home!

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  • MORTAL KOMBAT 7 • Push Back – 7/7/24

    Envy is a deadly sin that will grow inside you and slowly and systematically destroy you. It drives a wedge in your relationship with God and with others. Social media is a feeding ground for envy. People love to show off their newest outfit, hairstyle, car, home and vacation adventure. Envy causes you to be sad when someone else prospers and makes you cheer when they fail. Envy lurks everywhere…at home, school, work, church and in your family. 

    Envy causes conflict and can destroy relationships even between close friends and family. It also can lead to other sins. We may lie or gossip to camouflage envy. Well, she did win the prize, but! Envy will make you miserable. It gets you to resent God’s goodness in someone else’s life while ignoring God’s goodness in your own life. It brings depression. Envy causes you to compare yourself with others and steals your joy and satisfaction when you feel what you have doesn’t measure up.

    To combat this daunting foe: 1) Resist comparison. You are uniquely created by God, one of a kind. There’s never been nor will ever be anyone exactly like you. Just be you. 2) Be thankful for what you have. Spend your time being grateful for what you have rather than worrying about what you don’t have. Enjoy your blessings! 3) Love others as you love yourself. Jesus commanded it. It’s not easy and it’s not natural to love the condescending colleague, or bragging relative or neighbor, but with God’s power you can. We are told to celebrate with others and to weep with them as well. Why would you not be joyful for someone’s marriage, new baby, new home, or job promotion. Choose love! 4) Focus on pleasing God. When God is your focus earthly things fall out of view and their importance fades. Everything in this world is temporary except for people and God’s Word. Focusing on God readjusts your values and competition becomes irrelevant.

    Life isn’t fair. God never said it would be. Bad people win; jerks get promoted, dishonest people succeed, and people who lack character win the bid. Remember God hasn’t written the final chapter. He will settle the score one day, you don’t need to try to, nor do you need to worry about it. When envy rears its ugly head, push back, fight, focus on God and gain the victory.

    Scriptures: Galatians 5:25-26; James 4:1-2, 3:16; Proverbs 14:30; 2 Corinthians 10:12; Galatians 6:4; Psalm 139:13-14; Jeremiah 29:11; Ecclesiastes 6:9; Philippians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 13:4; Matthew 22:39; Romans 12:15; Colossians 3:2; Proverbs 23:17-18

    Verses: (Ga 5:24-26) If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another. (Js 4:1-2) What is the source of conflict among you? What is the source of your disputes? Don’t they come from your cravings that are at war in your own lives? You long for something you don’t have, so you commit murder. You are jealous for something you can’t get, so you struggle and fight. (Ec 6:9) Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (1 Co 13:4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (Ro 12:15) If some have cause to celebrate, join in the celebration. And if others are weeping, join in that as well. (Pr 23:17-18) Don’t be envious of sinful people; let reverence for the Lord be the concern of your life. If it is, you have a bright future.

    Questions: Can you celebrate with others when they succeed and prosper? Why or why not? In what way are you most likely to compare yourself to others? What is most likely to cause you to be jealous? (jobs, relationships, things) What damage have you observed as the result of envy and jealousy? How does envy lead to other sins?

    Prayer: (Great is Thy Faithfulness by Thomas Chisholm) Great is Thy faithfulness. Great is Thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me. In Jesus Name I pray. Help me to be ever grateful! Amen.

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