Together Fellowship: One church in small groups
Lewiston – Lolo in North Central Idaho and surrounding areas
Whoever looks intently to the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it,
not only hearing it but doing what it says, he will be blessed in what he does.
Regional Fellowship Groups and a unique online community
24/7 Internet Radio
Music, Relavent Talk Radio, Podcasts
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Together Fellowship is:
Jesus / Yeshua rejected organized religion and encouraged all to enter into a genuine relationship with our Heavenly Father. We purpose to follow God in a genuine way according to His Word and Spirit. We purpose to eliminate everything that is not of God and to wholly embrace Him. He is the source of true life and liberty. God is love and faith works through love. Those who worship God must come to Him wholly and completely in Spirit and in Truth.
All power and authority over all has been given to Jesus / Yeshua. No one comes to the Father except through Him. Yeshua is the beginning and the end. In Him we live, breathe, and have our being. He is our source and He desires to have a special relationship with each one of us.
We pupose to lovingly follow Yeshua and His Holy Scriptures, to the best of our ability, absent man-made traditions and dogma.
For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Yeshua. He is all through the Bible. We place equal value on the “whole counsel of God” as we recognize that it is all based upon the Torah / Pentateuch (first five books), and it is all (Gen.-Rev.) God breathed.
We do not feel that what is often referred to as the “Old Testament” is “old” / obsolete and so we sometimes refer to it as the “Tanakh” which is a Hebrew term. The Tanakh provides great depth of understanding and forms a basis for all of the Bible.
In regards to the “New Covenant” (New Testament), the word “new” is just as accurately translated REnew. The usage is determined by context. Therefor, you may hear the “New Testament” referred to as the “Renewed Covenant” because rather than beginning something brand new, it is the continuing story of a loving God renewing His covenant with His people through Yeshua..
In no way we are dogmatic about these things. It is just a way to see the whole Bible as the Word of God.
If you prefer to refer to the Bible as the “Old / New Testament” you will not be questioned about it. You will hear others doing the same thing. Man looks upon the outward appearence whild God looks upon the heart. This is included here simply for information.
In Mark 16:16-18 Yeshua said that …”These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
We believe that all of the manifestations (gifts) of the Spirit are active today just as they were in the days of Yeshua. We have witnessed most of the manifestations mentioned in Romans 9 and 1 Conrinthians 12-14 in our fellowship at one time or another. Parson Rayphe ministers in words of knowledge, healing, and prophetic inspirations as the Spirit leads.
Beginning with Adam, the entire Bible (Gen. – Rev.) is about the restoration of God’s people.
In short, Jesus / Yeshua came to restore all of God’s people (regardless of ethnicity) back to Himself. Yeshua said that He came “but for the lost sheep of the House of Israel”. This has nothing to do with the current body politic in the Middle East. Rather it is a people throughout the world that God is calling unto Himself.
A little about why we value relationships more than buildings
Naturally speaking, Jesus / Yeshua was born into the tribe of Judah. Accordingly, He was an Israelite but He did not practice the Jewish religion. This is obvious in his constant rebuking of it and their utter hate for Him.
A little history about Synagogues and Church Buildings
So when Yeshua went to the synagogues, it was not to participate as much as it was to try to teach them how to walk out the things of God. The Bible clearly relates that Israel had its Tabernacle and their Temples. However, their primary function was to house the Ark of the Covenant and to facilitate the necessary sacrifices (except for the case of Solomon’s Temple which was also used as a place for sun worship). Most of us are aware that synagogues are exclusive to the Jewish religion.
Christian Church buildings
All of that is important to remember in regards to the lack of a Biblical basis for God’s people to meet in large commercial buildings. In regards to “Christian” church buildings; they are absent from ancient history and basically didn’t begin to appear until the Roman Emperor Constantine made catholicism the state religion back in approximately 313 AD and then began calling it Christianity. At that point, the lines between Catholicism and Christianity began to be very blurry.
It’s Not About Buildings
While Judaism and Christianity both have their religious buildings, did you know that there is nowhere in the Bible that God instructs people to meet in large, dedicated buildings? Actually, the Bible tends to speak against it. Here are just two of several verses that support this – Exodus 16:29, Rom. 16:5.
To be clear, we don’t feel that it is a sin to meet in large buildings. In fact, as the need arises, we do ourselves. It is just very important to note that you are not somehow legitimate if you do, nor are you illegitimate if you don’t. It is not the building that makes a “church” it is the people. However, it seems extraordinary for a group to meet in an institutional, traditional setting while not becoming religious in some manner or another.
People can become religious in a smaller setting as well, it is just more difficult to do so.
It’s About People: The Israel of God
The Bible uses several terms to refer to God’s people however the most prominent is “Israel” (Luke 1:68, Gal. 6:16). However, regardless of how God refers to His people, it is abundantly clear that first and foremost, He places love as the highest expression of Godliness.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in Torah?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment.
The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Yeshua has sooo much more to offer. Most who wholly commit themselves to Him usually find that there are few others, in their vicinity, who are willing to do likewise. The Scriptures indicate that this trend will continue as time goes on.
To meet this growing need we meet in local small groups as well as in our unique online community. We also host an internet radio station, video conferencing for healing, Pastoral Counseling, a health ministry, Fellowship Groups and other needs. As a network, all of these things work synergistically to strengthen and encourage God’s people wherever they may be.
So no matter where you’re at, either physically, mentally, or spiritually, if you are sincerely seeking Yeshua / Jesus we welcome the opportunity to fellowship with you.
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Torah (Teaching / Law)?”
And He said to him, “‘You will love the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole being (Deut. 6:5)
and with your whole mind: This is the greatest and first commandment.
And the second is like it, ‘You will love your neighbor as yourself. (Lev. 19:18)
God places tremendous value on relationships. In fact, it is the purpose of the Bible. We make no claim on perfection but we do claim to be confident that we are walking out the calling that the Most High has placed on our ministry.
At Together Fellowship we place a great emphasis on being in line with the Word of God. However, we purpose even more to love God’s people where they are at so that we can fulfill our calling in the restoration process. This is the point of the Gospel. We welcome merciful, gracious, and caring discussion but we will not squabble over secondary doctrines; particularly at the expense of people.
For many years now statistics have shown that institutionalized religion is on the decline. The mask is coming off and people are looking for something real.
A church is not ungodly because it is small in number any more than a church is Godly because it is large in number. Nowhere in the Bible does God instruct us to meet in large, commercial buildings. If anything, the Bible tends to speak against it; Exodus 16:29, Rom. 16:5. We don’t feel that it is a sin to meet in large buildings; occasionally we do so ourselves as God leads: But the Biblical pattern is small groups meeting in homes and other places.
While we do have an active online community, we encourage everyone to participate in regional Fellowship Groups when possible. Fellowship Groups can join together at work, in homes, restaurants, parks, or on-line; supporting and encouraging each other in the rigors of life. More on Fellowship Groups here.
The Bible is clear that life is about relationships with God, Yeshua, and others. It is also clear that as you are blessed in these relationships, by nature you will want to share these blessings with others. That is what Yeshua did and that is what those who follow Him will do as well. While it may be challenging, the gain far outweighs the pain. As there are multitudes of people who desperately need to know the love of God, God’s people truly do have the gift of life that keeps on giving.
So if you are seeking a genuine and authentic relationship with Jesus / Yeshua we welcome you to join us