Re-Learning Church: Church As Fellowship
Pastor Joe Martin
Fellowship is a word that is used a lot in church circles. It is often used as a replacement for the word church. Fellowship is routinely used as a code word for free pie and ice cream.
People complain sometimes about how much they need some “fellowship.” What is fellowship as the bible describes it? What does this vital descriptor tell us about relearning church? Is it very common for someone to attend church services their whole life and never know or experience fellowship?
Fellowship is a way of thinking and acting that makes you and me part of a living church.
This weekend I will explain what fellowship means and what you can do to practice being in fellowship.
Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common.45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.