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The Fellowship of the Saints


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Fellowship is important to understand since it describes the special relationship all Christians have with God and with one another. We share things together that most of the world does not and that common sharing allows us to find our true destiny and weather the storms of life in the good ship Fellowship.

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The Fellowship of the Saints

  1. 1. The Fellowship of the SaintsBrought Together and Bonded Together for A Unique Purpose
  2. 2. Apostles Creed—  I believe in God, the Father Almighty,  Creator of heaven and earth. —  I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only Son, our Lord,  Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,  born of the Virgin Mary,  suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
  3. 3. Apostles Creed— was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
  4. 4. Apostles Creed— I believe in the Holy Spirit,  the holy, catholic church,  the communion {fellowship} of saints,  the forgiveness of sins,  the resurrection of the body,  and the life everlasting. AMEN.
  5. 5. Don’t Miss These Ships!—  Our citizenship is in heaven ( Eph. 3:20)—  Called to discipleship of the nations ( Matt 28:18-20)—  Called to stewardship of God’s gifts (Luke 12:42-46)—  Saved for sonship as children of God ( Rom. 8:16)—  We are God’s workmanship ( Eph. 2:10)—  Athwartships has nothing to do with us J—  But Fellowship is also a boat we all need to sail well!
  6. 6. Fellowship$1,000,000 for Ticket on TitanicAll Who love Jesus got a free ticket for Fellowship Here’s Why:
  7. 7. Imago Dei—  God The Trinity is a Fellowship—  God made mankind in His image—  “Not good for Adam to be alone…” ( Gen. 2:18)—  Only in NT can we have fellowship with Father & Jesus (1 John 1:3) and with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14)
  8. 8. Really Good Fellowship—  The Washington Redskins… when they win.—  Navy Seals… right after a battle they survive—  Husbands and wives right after…paying taxes or…—  Who else?—  Why?
  9. 9. Why Important? People are hungry to belong. I was.“Fatherless” generation around the worldGangs growing do meet this need Meet Sarah…
  10. 10. The Ship To Destiny & The Ship Through Storms—  God made us to need one another—  Our destiny is revealed, developed and protected—  “Two are better than one” (Eccles)—  “Where two or three are gathered in My Name..”—  “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.” (Prov. 27:17)—  The call to Jesus is a call to community.
  11. 11. What is Fellowship?—  Koinonia (Koine Greek): sharing something in common that relates to our relationship with Jesus—  Greeks used this word for partnerships, associations, community, Communion —  Yes: Potlucks, coffee and donuts, ladies luncheons, too
  12. 12. More than Potlucks —  2 Cor. 8:4: “participation or contribution (koinonia) in support of the the saints.” —  “gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship.” (Gal 2:9) —  “Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?” (1 Cor 10:16)
  13. 13. Bottom Line—  Christian fellowship originates in a unique sharing of inner realities that we are to express in everyday, practical ways.—  Christians has a special bond that should lead to special relationships. —  “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal. 6:10)
  14. 14. Fellowship Expressed in Love— “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35)
  15. 15. What Do We Share? SpiritEternal Sonship Life Father Jesus
  16. 16. Uniquely in CommonCitizenship Priesthood Nation Elect Body of Church Jesus
  17. 17. Our Corporate Identities Family Nation You City- Church Church
  18. 18. Early Christians Had A Special Fellowship The secret symbol to say that you were afollower of Jesus, the Great Fisher of Men
  19. 19. Fellowship of the RingsBrought Together and BondedTogether for A Unique Purpose
  20. 20. Abundant Life FellowshipBrought Together and BondedTogether for A Unique Purpose
  21. 21. Why Has God Brought Us Together For Such a Time As This