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  • Galatians 2:9 [9] and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand offellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
  • Quick Review of Last Week1) The Triangle of fellowship is found in …
  • 1 John 1:6-7[6] If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in thedarkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; [7] but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with oneanother, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. View slide
  • God MyMe Brother View slide
  • In Christ
  • Quick Review of Last Week 2) God draws lines of unity around faith and baptism.
  • Galatians 3:26-27 [26] For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.[27] For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 [12] For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, thoughthey are many, are one body, so also is Christ. [13] For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
  • Ephesians 4:3-6 [3] being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. [4] There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism,[6] one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
  • Quick Review of Last Week 3) We must do our best to correctly honor fellowship with God.
  • The (Surprising?)Breadth of Fellowship
  • Fellowship includes…1) All types ofpeople In Christ
  • Galatians 3:28[28] There is neither Jew nor Greek,there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female;for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 [12] For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, thoughthey are many, are one body, so also is Christ. [13] For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
  • Fellowship includes…1) All types ofpeople In Christ2) Those withdifferent opinions
  • Romans 14[1] Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose ofpassing judgment on his opinions.
  • Romans 14 [2] One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. [3] The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one whodoes not eat, and the one who doesnot eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.
  • 1 Corinthians 7:25-26 [25] Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I givean opinion as one who by the mercyof the Lord is trustworthy. [26] I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that itis good for a man to remain as he is.
  • Romans 14[22] The faith which you have, haveas your own conviction before God.Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. [23] But he who doubts iscondemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
  • Romans 15:1-2[1] Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of thosewithout strength and not just please ourselves. [2] Each of us is toplease his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
  • Fellowship includes…1) All types of 3) Differentpeople stages of In Christ maturity2) Those withdifferent opinions
  • 1 Corinthians 3:1-2[1] And I, brethren, could not speakto you as to spiritual men, but as tomen of flesh, as to infants in Christ. [2] I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, [3] for you are still fleshly. …
  • Hebrews 5:12-14 [12] For though by this time youought to be teachers, you have needagain for someone to teach you theelementary principles of the oraclesof God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
  • Hebrews 5:12-14 [13] For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed tothe word of righteousness, for he is an infant. [14] But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
  • Fellowship includes…1) All types of 3) Differentpeople stages of In Christ maturity 4) Those2) Those with with doctrinaldifferent opinions misunderstandings
  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-2 [1] Paul, called as an apostle ofJesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, [2] To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have beensanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
  • 1 Timothy 1:19-20 [19] keeping faith and a good conscience, which some haverejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. [20] Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.
  • 2 Timothy 2:16-18 [16] But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, [17] and their talk willspread like gangrene. Among them areHymenaeus and Philetus, [18] men whohave gone astray from the truth sayingthat the resurrection has already takenplace, and they upset the faith of some.
  • Fellowship includes…1) All types of 3) Differentpeople stages of In Christ maturity 4) Those2) Those with with doctrinaldifferent opinions misunderstandings
  • What should this mean in our lives? We must show love and humility.