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FELLOWSHIP: A FORM OF COMPANIONSHIP 

 

You can get fellowship at church, small groups and Bible Studies (to name just a few places).

 

1)  Why Fellowship?

 

a)  You need to be around those who love you and want your best.  “And let us

consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

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.

 

b)  You’re around people who are different than you so you can learn and be

challenged.

 

c)  Christ says we are the light of the world so let it shine (Matt. 5:14).  People

will know we are Christians by our love for one another.

 

d)  We need each other  (1 Cor. 12:12).

 

e)  Christ says He is there with us when 2 or 3 are together (Matt. 18:20).

 

2)  Hindrances to Fellowship

 

a)  Sin -- “I can’t go.  I’m not spiritual enough.  I have all this sin in my life.

What will people think.”  When you have non-negotiable sin in your

your life, you don’t want to be around other Christians.

 

b)  “I don’t feel like it” or “I’m too busy.”

 

3)  The Role of a Church

 

a)  The church is a powerful and effective resource especially when the outlook

is similar to the ones found in Acts 2:43-48 and Acts 4:32-35.

 

b)  “Going to church won’t make you a Christian, just as putting yourself in a

garage won’t make you a car.”  But being involved in a church brings

about a component of fellowship which is critical to growth and

maturity in Christ.  Don’t be a spectator at church--get involved!

 

In choosing a church look for one which has: Christ in the center, teaches scripture accurately, has a vision for people home and abroad, has small groups, has giving attitudes, a

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