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Fellowship and unity of believers. 1 John 1:1-7. Facts about Fellowship. 2. Bible Words 2 Corinthians 6:14-16. FELLOWSHIP (metoche) : “partnership, sharing in, partaking of” COMMUNION (koinonia) : “sharing in common, joint participation, association”

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Fellowship and unity of believers

Fellowship and unityof believers

1 John 1:1-7



Bible words 2 corinthians 6 14 16
Bible Words2 Corinthians 6:14-16

  • FELLOWSHIP (metoche):“partnership, sharing in, partaking of”

  • COMMUNION (koinonia):“sharing in common, joint participation, association”

  • ACCORD (sumphonesis):“a sounding together” (concord, KJV)

FACTS

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Bible words 2 corinthians 6 14 161
Bible Words2 Corinthians 6:14-16

  • PART (meris):“a part as distinct from the whole, an assigned part, portion”

  • AGREEMENT (sunkatathesis):“a putting together or joint deposit, approval”

FACTS

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Fellowship Illustrated2 Corinthians 6:14-16

SIN

DARK

BELIAL

UNBELIEVER

IDOLS

RIGHTEOUS

LIGHT

CHRIST

BELIEVER

TEMPLE

FACTS

This fellowship is sin!

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Have No Fellowship With Sin!

RIGHTEOUS

LIGHT

CHRIST

BELIEVER

TEMPLE

SIN

DARK

BELIAL

UNBELIEVER

IDOLS

FACTS

Ephesians5:11

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Fellowship of saints commonality in christ 1 corinthians 1 9
Fellowship of Saints:Commonality in Christ1 Corinthians 1:9

  • Common salvation, Jude 3

  • Common faith, Titus 2:14

  • Common worship, Acts 2:42

  • Common good, Acts 2:44 (4:32)

  • Common suffering, Phil. 3:10

FACTS

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The basis of fellowship is not
The Basis of Fellowship is Not…

  • Good intentions, Prov. 16:25 (Matt. 7:21-23)

  • Personal relations, Eph. 5:5-11

  • Unity in diversity, Gal. 2:1-5, 11-14 (Jno. 17:20-21; 1 Cor. 1:10,13)

  • Supposed “clarity” of subject, 2 Pet. 3:15-16 (Jno. 8: 31-32)

FACTS

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Basis of fellowship gospel obedience 1 john 1 5 7 2 3 6 2 john 9 john 14 23
Basis of Fellowship:Gospel Obedience1 John 1:5-7; 2:3-6 2 John 9; John 14:23

  • Must first have fellowship with God

  • If not with God, fellowship together is worthless (Eph. 5:11)

  • Must live (walk) in light of truth to have fellowship with God

FACTS

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Unity of saints is the result of fellowship with christ ephesians 4 1 3
Unity of Saints is the Result of Fellowship with Christ Ephesians 4:1-3

  • Fellowship with Christ produces unity of mind, will & action among Christians, 1 Cor. 1:9-10

  • Fellowship implies unity, Acts 2:42, 44

Focus

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Fellowship and Unity Eph. 4:1-3; 1 Cor. 1:9-10

Christian

Focus

CHRIST

Christian

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Unity of saints is the result of fellowship with christ ephesians 4 1 31
Unity of Saints is the Result of Fellowship with Christ Ephesians 4:1-3

  • So … When fellowship is disrupted by sin, division ultimately occurs – Amos 3:1-3

    • Between God & man … SIN (Isa. 59:2)

    • Between Christians … SIN (1 Cor. 11:18-19)

Focus

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Unity is Disrupted by Sin…No Fellowship!

Focus

Christian

Christian

“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”

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Social activities are a form of bible fellowship
“Social activities are a form of Bible fellowship.”

  • Fellowship suppers, fellowship halls, etc.

  • “Fellowship” never applied to social events or places in NT

False

Col. 3:17

1 Pet. 4:11

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Fellowship only occurs in the local church
“Fellowship only occurs in the local church.”

  • Gal. 2:7-9: Different places

  • 1 Cor. 10:16-17: Separated by time & distance, yet “one”

  • Rom. 15:26-27: Contribution (koinonia) of European saints with Jerusalem saints

  • Phil. 1:5 (4:15): Support of preacher beyond the local church

False

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Fellowship may continue when collective action is not involved
“Fellowship may continue when collective action is not involved.”

  • Ex. Unscriptural remarriage

    • “It’s an individual issue, it does not involved collective action of the church, so we can agree to disagree.”

  • Fornication is not collective, action, yet it is a fellowship issue! – 1 Cor. 5:1-6

False

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We may have ongoing fellowship in spite of ongoing sin and error
“We may have ongoing fellowship involved.”in spite of ongoing sin and error.”

  • Misuses of Romans 14

    • Work & structure of local church

    • Adulterous remarriages

    • Days of Gen. 1 are “ages”

    • No eternal hell for wicked

    • No stopping place!

False

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We may have ongoing fellowship in spite of ongoing sin and error1
“We may have ongoing fellowship involved.”in spite of ongoing sin and error.”

  • Truth: Doctrine & morality do affect fellowship, 2 Jno. 9

    • Doctrinal error, 1 Tim. 6:3-5

    • Moral sin, 2 Tim. 3:1-5

  • Fellowship with God is broken when we teach, practice or encourage error, 1 Jno. 1:5-6; 2:3-6

False

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We may have ongoing fellowship in spite of ongoing sin and error2
“We may have ongoing fellowship involved.”in spite of ongoing sin and error.”

  • Do not have fellowship with those who are in sin or error

    • Do not receive, or you have fellowship with their evil, 2 Jno. 10-11

    • Do not be deceived … do not be partakers, Eph. 5:6-7

    • Have no fellowship with, Eph. 5:11

False

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We may have ongoing fellowship in spite of ongoing sin and error3
“We may have ongoing fellowship involved.”in spite of ongoing sin and error.”

  • We cannot have open-ended fellowship with sin or error…

    • Plan of salvation?

    • Musical instruments in worship?

    • Church support human organ.?

    • Church sponsored, supported, provided social events?

    • Aliens sinners not under doctrine of Christ? Adulterer may remarry?

    • Teaching world was not created in 6, 24-hour days (Gen. 1)?

False

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Those who
Those Who… involved.”

  • Teach truth, Gal. 2:9

  • Practice truth, Eph. 4:3

  • Endorse truth, 3 Jno. 5-8

Fellowship

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Those who1
Those Who… involved.”

  • Teach error, Rom. 16:17

  • Practice error, Eph. 5:11

  • Endorse error, 2 Jn. 10-11

No Fellowship

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Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”

2 Cor 6:17

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