Monday, February 1, 2010

The Promise of Fellowship with One Another

What is fellowship anyway? 

Unger's Bible Dictionary defines Christian fellowship in its many facets, one of which is this: "As is the case between men, no one can be in fellowship with God unless he possess like purposes and feelings." 

Christian fellowship, therefore, involves the mutual sharing of God's "purposes and feelings." It occurs when we walk in the light of God's truth.

"If we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
purifies us from all sin."
~I John 1:7

Have you ever been in a strange city on a Sunday, visited a Christian church service, and experienced Christian fellowship among total strangers? What is the unmistakable bond that causes complete strangers to feel a kinship with one another? It is God's own Spirit.

"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit
that we are God's children.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs--
heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ."
~Romans 8:16-17

Now think about this! If we experience that bond here on earth, how much greater will our fellowship be in heaven, worshiping around the Throne of Grace.

Tomorrow we'll discuss another aspect of fellowship--the fellowship of Jesus' suffering.

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