22 June 2018
Sharing Life Together
by Rev. Raymond Butler
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Christian fellowship is more than two fellows in one ship. The Bible word for fellowship is koinonea, which literally means, “sharing life together.” Fellowship is when Christians come together in community. We will grow stronger when we live in community with other believers. It is a sad truth that many people calling themselves Christians have got out of the good habit of attending church on a regular basis. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.” (Hebrews 10:24-25). Sadly, all it takes for some of us is to hear a weather forecast halfway through the week that it might rain on Sunday, and we make up our minds, “No church for me this Sunday.” We need to be a body of believers that hunger for the Word of God and devote ourselves to teaching and fellowship.
Heavenly Father, help us to grow in love for one another as we grow more in love with You.