Fellowship. Churches use this term on a regular basis. But what is fellowship? Here are some answers:
- Fellowship is finger-foods on Sunday evenings.
- It is greeting each other when we meet.
- It is greeting
visitorsguest 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:”