Maturity through Fellowship. One of the strongest warning in scripture about fellowship in Heb 10:25 The Bible is filled with words like brothers, sister, father and children. These words suggest a special relationship between members of one family.
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Maturity through Fellowship
One of the strongest warning in scripture about fellowship in Heb 10:25
The Bible is filled with words like brothers, sister, father and children.
These words suggest a special relationship between members of one family.
We are in reality closer together than our physical family.
Gal 6:10. Wow note the word ESPECIALLY
Eph 2:19 : Note– we are from the same household, same Father and same privilege.
Ro. 12:5– we cannot exist in isolation, we need each other.
Here we are commanded to think of ways we can encourage one another to grow in good works.
One is too a small number to achieve greatness– John C Maxwell
3. I need encouragement to grow spiritually
Note: sin is like bitter gall wrapped up in sugar ball: its glamorous; it smells good, it tastes good, but when it goes down its bitter.
How do we fulfill the law of Christ?
Loving other people
4. Christ is present when we fellowship together
His present brings liberty, joy and peace.
5. There is great power when people pray together
Matt 18:19 What a great promise.
Have we been maximizing the benefit of this promise by praying together for our community and other issues within God’s will?
6. Fellowship is a witness to the world.
John 17:21 & John 13:35 Does our behaviour to each others convince outsiders that we are disciples of Christ?
Christ’s love is helping when its not convenient, giving when it hurts, doing our best to others when it has no benefit to us. This is why others will noticed.. Its not natural.
7. I am obligated to every other Christian
Spiritual gifts are special endowment God gives to every single Christian to serve others. This makes us all interdependent 1Cor.12:5,27
The phrase one another is used about 58 times in the New Testament. This shows we are knitted together.. Love another, serve another, greet another, teach …
7. Useful for worship… praising God and enjoying the favor
8. Useful for mission/ outreach…theLord added to their number daily those who were being saved
Remember: fellowship is very important you are able to be held accountable, you can use your gifts and be ministered to by others gifts.