January 22, 2020

The Pattern of Fellowship.001

We’ve been talking about Patterns. First we talked about the Pattern of Increase. This past Sunday we talked about the Pattern of Silence (click on the title to hear the message on our Youtube page). Next Sunday we’ll be celebrating the necessary pattern of fellowship together.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. – Hebrews 10:25 NLT

What does “fellowship” look like to you? Is it sitting in a dimly lit room surrounded by strangers or people who know nothing about you personally? Is it meeting with a small group of people who would all rather be somewhere else but feel obligated to meet once a week?

Christian fellowship should be a gathering of spiritual family, brothers and sisters in Christ. It should be an atmosphere immersed in Holy Spirit edification, encouragement, and comfort. And it should be a meeting in which Jesus Christ is central. To some this sounds like an idealistic fantasy, but this is exactly what the church is. The church is the fellowship of believers, the body of Christ, formed into unity by our faith in Jesus. His body was broken so that true fellowship could be restored. Shouldn’t we all honor Him by pursuing what He suffered, died, and rose from the dead to bring together? Aren’t we dishonoring Him by settling for anything less?

Join us Sunday, January 26 at 10:30am, for our monthly Communion Potluck. If you did not receive the sign up email, please let me know and I’ll be happy to pass it to you. We’d love to have you join us!

Daily Reading
1/22 – Genesis 22, Psalms 22, Joshua 22, Matthew 15:21-39
1/23 – Genesis 23, Psalms 23, Joshua 23, Matthew 16
1/24 – Genesis 24, Psalms 24, Joshua 24, Matthew 17
1/25 – Genesis 25, Psalms 25, Judges 1, Matthew 18:1-20
1/26 – Genesis 26, Psalms 26, Judges 2, Matthew 18:21-35
1/27 – Genesis 27, Psalms 27, Judges 3, Matthew 19:1-15
1/28 – Genesis 28, Psalms 28, Judges 4, Matthew 19:16-30
1/29 – Genesis 29, Psalms 29, Judges 5, Matthew 20:1-16

May God fill you completely with joy and peace!

Matt Neese

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