Biblical fellowship is a much needed and misunderstood subject. Hence, the reason for our study. \n
Carefully share with the audience the teaching of these verses and stress their consistent application. \n
Slide five begins to show how and where fellowship is experienced regarding the &#x201C;assembled church.&#x201D;\n
The Bible: An Overview The report overviews the needs of the church and ministry.
The BibleA fact and reality:All the believers devotedthemselves to the apostles’teaching, and to fellowship,and to sharing in meals(including the Lord’s Supper),and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
The BibleImportant verse: 2 John 99 Anyone who wanders awayfrom this teaching has norelationship with God. Butanyone who remains in theteaching of Christ has arelationship with both theFather and the Son.
The BiblePreaching in the church: 2 Timothy 4:1-21 I solemnly urge you in thepresence of God and Christ Jesus,who will someday judge the livingand the dead when he appears toset up his Kingdom.2 Preach the word of God. Beprepared, whether the time isfavorable or not. Patiently correct,rebuke, and encourage your peoplewith good teaching.
The BibleFellowship in the church:1 Corinthians 16:1-2Giving/Sharing1 Now regarding your question aboutthe money being collected for God’speople in Jerusalem. You shouldfollow the same procedure I gave tothe churches in Galatia.2 On the first day of each week, youshould each put aside a portion ofthe money you have earned. Don’twait until I get there and then try tocollect it all at once.
The BibleCommunion in the church: Acts 20:7On the first day of the week,we gathered with the localbelievers to share in theLord’s Supper. Paul waspreaching to them, and sincehe was leaving the next day,he kept talking until midnight.
The BiblePrayer in the church: Acts 4:31After this prayer, the meetingplace shook, and they were all Textfilled with the Holy Spirit. Thenthey preached the word of Godwith boldness.
Warning: 1 Corinthians 11:27-30• 27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.• 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.• 29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.• 30 That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper 1 Corinthians 11:23-24•23 For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread.•24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”
1 Corinthians 11:25-26•25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.”•26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.