Good Fellowship (part 2)Series: Getting Back to Basics
This lesson is part of a series of getting back to basics lessons. We have previously talked about “Who Do I Follow?”, “Hear & Do”, “Good Fellowship (part 1). Many times the term “fellowship” comes up when we have a wayward brother or sister, or we know of Christians who are not walking right with God. These are important considerations, however this morning I want to talk about what “fellowship” means and what good fellowship looks like. We are only going to continue with Part 2 this morning.
Fellowship defined: partnership, communion, sharing in common, communication, participation. The example that immediately comes to my mind is when a sports team (e.g., Nashville Predators) is in good fellowship with one another and with their coaches. By working together in good fellowship, they can accomplish things they never dreamed of.
The same is true for the Lord’s church! Now let us continue to go through some passages and see what these teach us about good fellowship.
Ephesians 2:4-10, 11-16, 17-22, 5:8-11
Philippians 1:3-7, 2:1-4, 3:7-11
1 John 1:1-4, 5-7
3 John 1:9-11
If you are not a disciple of Jesus, you are not in good fellowship with God and His children.
- The first step is to do what over 3,000 did as recorded in Acts 2:38-41.
- Then you need to join the fellowship of disciples in the Lord as recorded in Acts 2:42.
1. Are you in good fellowship with Jesus today?
2. Are you in good fellowship with your brethren today?
3. Are you a friend of the world or a friend of God?
If we can help you now, please come forward while we stand and sing!