Fellowship Finder was created as a free resource to help individuals find fellowship with like-minded believers all over the world. The goal is to help followers of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, find fellowship in communities who will support and strengthen their faith and encourage them in their Torah walk.
The Biblical principles regarding offense and forgiveness are essential to community life. If we desire to remain in fellowship with one another then we should commit to follow the Bible's pattern for handling offense and granting forgiveness every time an offense occurs... even a minor one.
Consider the words of Paul in his letter to the believers in Colossae:
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. "
Learn more about the steps outlined in Scripture for dealing with those who offend us and granting forgiveness.
April 22 is Earth Day. According to the EarthDay.org website, "Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year."
Sometimes people confuse Earth Day and the environmental movement with tikkun olam [תיקון עולם]. Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" or "healing the world". While it can potentially include environmental considerations, Judaism primarily teaches this concept as a shared responsibility to take social action and pursue social justice.
So... Earth Day... Tikkun Olam... social justice...
How should a believer understand these ideas and act on them? What did Messiah say about these things? Let's start at the beginning:
Psalm11918.org has officially launched a community locator service website at MessianicCommunity.net: "Don't travel the path alone." [NOTE: MessianicCommunity.net was folded into the CommunityConnector.net website a short time after this. - ed]
Once registered on the site, visitors can add information about groups, synagogues, Torah study groups, etc in their area. They can also edit the information they add to the site. There is a search tool with a Google map of groups in the area that is searched (address, city, zipcode, state, country, etc).
This is an international locator service with groups from Australia, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel!, and other countries already being added.
If you know of anyone who wants to make their group "find-able" point them to the site and they can add their information.