Summary: “Believers Acquiring Skills for Intimacy with Christ”.
B.A.S.I.C Series -Part 4
Joke: Many of you heard about Diane falling and hitting her face on the pavement (and she also broke her foot in a couple of places). Well, in honor of her, that reminded me of a joke (I think you ladies will appreciate this one):
Three guys were camping and, like guys do when they get together, they started bragging.....
First guy said, I married a girl from Kansas
Second guy. Well I married a girl from Oklahoma
Third guy said, “I married a girl from Texas...
OPEN: Well, we’ve been talking about the BASICS.
Quiet Time, and
Today there are many “basic”
things I could talk about: o Prayer
oTithing (Giving to the Lord financially)
o Serving oWorship, etc.
￼But what I felt most compelled to
￼talk about for this final message in
￼this series is: FELLOWSHIP
(TELL STORY OF WHEN WE FIRST STARTED RESTORATION FELLOWSHIP CHURCH)
￼Fellowship IS a BIG Deal. And the
￼reason why it’s a big deal is because
￼it’s a big deal to God.
But what is fellowship? Well, in churches we have....
Fellowship lunches, even
during our services.
But does that mean that we are truly “fellowshipping”? Probably not.
The dictionary defines fellowship this way:
￼1. a group of people meeting
￼together to pursue a shared
￼interest or aim
The Bible uses another word. The Bible uses the word:
it literally means “to share
everything in your life” (everything that is permissible by God)
A fellow Pastor that I highly respect teaches about the biblical importance of “Fellowship”. His name is Frances Chan and he is a highly sought after speaker at many Christian conferences today. Please listen to what he has to say about FELLOWSHIP. PLAY VIDEO
￼￼Acts 2:42 says All the believers
￼devoted themselves to the apostles’
￼teaching, and to fellowship, and to
￼sharing in meals (including the
￼Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
￼Three Biblical Reasons for
￼# 1 - Fellowship Builds Faith
A. We strengthen and support one another when we fellowship
￼burdens, and in this way you
￼will fulfill the law of Christ.
b. Haveyoueverwondered what that last part means “fulfill the law of Christ”
i. Contrast the Law of Moses and the Law of Jesus
1. Onewasafault- finder
2. Theotherisafault- over-looker
￼command I give you:
￼Love one another. As I
￼have loved you, so
￼you must love one
￼Galatians 6:1 says Dear brothers