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Fellowship

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Team #8—Praise for the Team

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 1 Corinthians 14:4–6 Together everyone accomplished more. Together you create and sustain all that is not God. Together … Continue reading

Transformation #7—Specialized Transformation

To each one of us Christ graciously gave a gift … for the equipping of the saints for the work of service: the building up of the body of Christ; until we all reach the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God. Ephesians 4:7–13 We all began as babies; but today … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #6—Godly DNA

Just as the body is a unit with many members … so too is Christ … God has placed each of us in the fellowship just as he desired … God has engineered the body so that by giving greater honor to the lesser member there will be no division in the body, but that … Continue reading

Servants #5—Fellowship of Servants

Let the leaders among you be servants, for … I am among you as the one who serves. And you are those who have stood by me in my trials. So just as my Father has granted me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. … Continue reading

Servants #3—Encouraging Servants

Encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13 The Holy Spirit gave us a soft heart toward the things of God. But sin still operates in us, so that crusts form on the outside … Continue reading

Integrity #7—Enlightened Integrity

If we say that we have fellowship with God and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. … Continue reading

Integrity #2 — Walking Integrity

O Eternal, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? The one who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1–2 The psalmist’s three conditions for fellowship with the Creator may seem stringent at first glance. But they are actually quite reasonable. For no … Continue reading

Strength #3 — Renewing Strength

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of every grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, stabilize, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 Peter knows from experience that this promise is true. He is able to write about it here because God caused it to come … Continue reading

Help #2 — Brotherly Help

Saul went out to seek David’s life while David was in the wilderness. But Jonathan arose and went to David and encouraged him in God: “Do not be afraid, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. Indeed, you will be king over Israel and I will be next to you.” 1 … Continue reading

God’s Presence #2 — Present for Joy

I have set the Eternal continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. … You cause me to know the way of the living. In your presence is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11 While the psalmist teaches us to anticipate the … Continue reading