Logos Bible Fellowship is a small group of Christians based in Pittsburgh area, who are committed to knowing God and becoming more like the Lord Jesus Christ by growing in the knowledge of His Word and applying it to our lives through study, prayer, sharing, accountability, and fellowship together.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death…(Philippians 3:10)
Why Do We Call Ourselves Logos Bible Fellowship ?
We identify with the term Logos because:
Logos represent Jesus
In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (Logos) was God. He was with God in the beginning…The Word (Logos) became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-2, 14)
Logos represent the Word of God
For the word (Logos) of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
Logos represents communication/speech
Let no corrupt communication (Logos) proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29)
Logos represents reason
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason (Logos) for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. (1 Peter 3:15-16)
We identify with the term Bible because:
Although the group is made up of men and women of all ages and all levels of spiritual maturity representing numerous denominations, we agree to uphold the Bible as the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God, the only authority for faith and life.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, becauseyou know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
We have the common desire to better understand and apply the Bible to our lives.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. (James 1:22)
We identify with the term Fellowship because:
God’s greatest commandment is for us to love one another.
Jesus replied: ” `Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 5:37-40)
Fellowship creates an environment where we can actively encourage each other and build each other up in the Lord.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-13)
Our Method/Focus:Although members come from various backgrounds and experiences, we understand that the group was founded on and will continue to be united on the premise that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. We, as a group, agree to submit to the Bible alone as God’s only authority for faith and life. We take a biblical approach to learning, understanding, and applying the teachings of Jesus Christ to our daily lives, thus preparing us for daily living in a fallen world.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (1 Timothy 3:14-17)
Our Members/Future Members:
Our goal is to offer spiritual food fit for all people who are seeking to know Christ and grow closer to the Lord with us. We are, and will continue to become, a place where men and women of all levels of spiritual maturity can gather together in fellowship. All group members are valued, respected, and invited to participate in the discussion/study as much or little as they desire.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Our Format: We meet from 12:00-1:00 every Thursday. Over lunch, we openly discuss Bible passages, doctrines, topics of interest, current events, and/or issues of Christian living that someone may face, struggle with, or simply like to learn more about. Emphasis is placed on the essential and foundational elements of the Christian faith such as salvation by faith alone, godly living, etc. Although group meetings are focused, the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)