The modern description of fellowship has been weakened extensively from its original intent. Earlier usage of fellowship always inferred a partnership. The word fellow was used to signify a coworker in Exodus 2:13 and each of the various combinations designated something that people did together (i.e., fellowservants, fellowhelpers, fellowlabours, etc.). Therefore, it is important to realize that fellowship is not merely two people or a group of people coming together in the name of fun. Fellowship involves two or more people uniting together to accomplish a task. Fellowship always suggests a foundational unity of purpose and motive (Amos 3:3). This is why, as we will learn, it is so important that we have the proper biblical fellowship with like-minded believers.
(For children): Christian fellowship involves working together with those who love the Lord to accomplish the work of God. Some examples include a work day at church, visiting the sick, making cards, delivering a meal, telling others about the Lord, praying, etc. Children can do these things with other believers.
(For everyone): With what type of people do you find yourself in closest fellowship? Do their motives for Christian service align with the Bible? What goals do you have in common? What does your fellowship express concerning your spiritual condition?
What are some reasons that our fellowship is important? What are some things we ought to consider when yoking together with other people in fellowship?
- Ask the Lord to help you see the importance of godly fellowship.
- Ask the Lord to teach you the true meaning of fellowship.
WE'LL WORK TILL JESUS COMES