Fellows in the Same Ship

Fellowship.  Churches use this term on a regular basis. But what is fellowship? Here are some answers:

The building where I obeyed the gospel.

The building where I obeyed the gospel.

  • Fellowship is finger-foods on Sunday evenings.
  • It is greeting each other when we meet.
  • It is greeting visitors guest at our assemblies and events.
  • It is church sports teams.
  • It is lunch or super with Christian friends.
  • It is welcoming newcomers in our homes.
  • It is prayer breakfast and ladies’ Bible class.
  • It is Vacation Bible School.
  • It is Men’s Retreat, Fall Festival, and Spring Fling.
  • It is mission trips to stateside and foreign mission points.
  • It is visiting the sick, shut-in, or bereaving.
  • It is special events at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • It is bridal teas and baby showers.
  • It is house warmings and gift baskets.
  • It is work days at the building or camp.
  • It is disaster relief.
  • It is cleaning the yard or home of elderly members.
  • Fellowship is loving one another, accepting one another, encouraging one another – continuously – as we anticipate our Lord’s return and our eternal fellowship with Him and one another.

1 Peter 4:8-10, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

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