Faith Fellowship began with a simple idea…

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

Worship This Week

Message This Week

  • LET’S GO CRAZY • Blind Faith – 10/1/23

    Have you ever had a moment when you lost sight of where you were going, felt overwhelmed, and were so out of control that you were afraid, even terrified. In those times, when you turn to God and surrender, realizing that you can’t take it anymore and that you are incapable of managing what is going on in your life, you find God, hope, direction, purpose, and healing. That is what happened to the two blind men who sought Jesus for healing. They were in a terrible place, no hope, no future, just existence, until they sought the One who brings hope, healing, and purpose. Jesus healed them “according to their faith.” It wasn’t according to their status, income, or social standing, it was their faith alone that made the difference.

    Scriptures – Mark 9:23; Matthew 9:27-30; Hebrews 11:1, 6; Colossians 4:2; James 2:22; Daniel 3:17-18

    Verses – “All things are possible for the one who has faith.” (Mk 9:23) As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.” (Mt 9:27-30) Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hb 11:1)

    Thought – 1) God honors a faith that believes even when it can’t see. The uncertainty of the future can be overwhelming; doubts and fears can be consuming, but faith moves you forward even when you can’t see with your physical eyes what’s ahead. The blind men had confidence that Jesus could heal them long before they could see, and he did! 2) God also honors a faith that persists, even when it looks like nothing is changing. These men called out to Jesus, followed him, and Scripture gives no indication that Jesus acknowledged them. They follow him into someone’s house, uninvited, and approach Jesus. At that point, Jesus asks the question, “Do you believe?” They immediately reply, “Yes, Lord.” They would not be detoured. They persisted until they received the evidence of their faith, sight. 3) God honors a faith that is marked by action. The blind men didn’t just sit idly by waiting for Jesus to come to them, pitying themselves, complaining about all their limitations. They did what they COULD do. They acted according to their faith. Sometimes you must act, even if it doesn’t make sense. There may be a lot that you can’t do, but you can do something to put your faith into action. Faith without works is dead; it takes both. And remember your faith is not in your faith, nor is it in your works; it is in God’s faithfulness, goodness, sovereignty, a God whose ways are higher than you can comprehend. And if God doesn’t answer your prayer, reward your faith in the way you prayed, He is sovereign, and I still believe!

    Questions – What are you believing God for? Do you believe he is able to do it? Are you being persistent in prayer, in pursuing God for the result? What actions are you taking to demonstrate your faith? What have you done in faith that didn’t make sense? When have you been disappointed because God didn’t answer in the way you prayed? How did you handle that? How do you wrap your mind around God’s sovereignty? 

    Response – Pray daily for what you are believing God to do. Pray every time you think of it…at every meal, when you stop at a light, when you take a drink. Be persistent. Allow your mind’s eye to see what God can do. Listen to God and act on what he calls you to do, even if it doesn’t make sense.

    Prayer – Lord, move in my life. I know that you are able, but sometimes I doubt whether you will. I do believe but help my unbelief. Open the eyes of my heart that I can see what has not materialized and believe in what there is yet no evidence to prove, because I trust you. I believe in your power. Speak to me Lord and I will do what you call me to do. Thank you for loving me despite my weaknesses. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!

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