The Distinctives That Make Us Who We Are

Living Water

 We take cups of the Living Water of Christ to the lost, the oppressed, and the thirsty, loving them into the Kingdom of God.

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."     John 7:37, 38  

Fellowship

We share our lives in a church where it is safe.  In small groups and large gatherings, we fellowship with one another and with the Lord.

That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ."     1 John 1:3  

People who do not have a relationship with Jesus are thirsty.  They may not know it, but their souls are parched, unbelievably dry and brittle.  Just as a planet without water has no life, there is no spiritual life without the living water Christ gives.  So, at Living Water Fellowship our first goal is to love unconditionally.  That is how we pour living water out on parched, dried up souls.  Add Living Water and life takes root.  Then, when the life of Christ has germinated and Jesus is shared between us, we have fellowship with each other, sharing lives.  That is where our name comes from – Living Water Fellowship!

 Our FoundationWe unreservedly follow Christ.

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it."     Matthew 10:37-39  

"If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me."     Luke 9:23    

Jesus gave up everything when He died on the cross.  He suffered death to work our redemption.  At Living Water Fellowship we encourage every person to become a true disciple, following Jesus wholeheartedly.  

Our Worship –  We worship our God with all our heart, soul, and strength in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."     Deut 6:4,5  

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."     John 4:23,24  

In the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, God began the institution of marriage.  The intimacy of the marriage relationship (undistorted by sin) reflects both the close oneness that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the intimacy of our relationship with the Lord.  In every marriage there are times of deep intimacy.  Even so, it is in times of worship that we most closely approach the intimacy with God that He desires for us.  We worship Him in spirit.  We worship Him in truth.  We worship Him with all our strength, soul, mind and body.  We worship Him with all that we are.  We worship Him with passion.

His Power – We live our lives in the power of the Holy Spirit.

…for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."     Acts 1:5  

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come… they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."      Acts 2:1-4  

Jesus did not allow the disciples to begin the work of building the Kingdom of God until they had been baptized in the Holy Spirit.  At Living Water Fellowship, it is our desire that the power of the Holy Spirit be manifested in each individual life even as it was with Jesus' disciples in the upper room.  It is in the power of the Holy Spirit that we do the work of the Kingdom.

Our Life – We express the fellowship we have with Him through the fellowship we have with each other.

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."     1 John 1:3

God Himself is a community – The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  He created us in His image and that includes the need for community and fellowship.  Because we share the common bond of Jesus Christ living in us, we can enjoy true fellowship, sharing our lives with each other.