Saturday, November 25, 2006

Fellowship in Jesus

Fellowship in Jesus
Acts 2:36  Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Acts 2:37  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Acts 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:39  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Acts 2:40  And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Acts 2:41  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:42  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Apostles doctrine
Continued steadfastly in the Apostles docrtrine - They gave themselves continually, they were single-minded, in learning the truth of the faith in Jesus Christ. They relied on the apostles to communicate to them who Jesus was and what He had done. They just trusted in Jesus; now they want to know more! The first duty of fellowship is to have a like mind: the mind of Christ.
One heart
Acts 4:32  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 4:33  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:34  Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Acts 4:35  And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Common salvation

Jude 1:3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 1:4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Phil 2:1  If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Phil 2:2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Phil 2:3  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Phil 2:4  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Phil 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Teach others
2 Tim 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Tim 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Tim 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2 Tim 2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Tim 2:5  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
No divisions

1 Cor 1:10  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
2 Cor 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Cor 6:15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2 Cor 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 Cor 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 Cor 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Walk in truth

Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 John 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Fellowship in communion

Fellowship - koinonia: association, like minded participation, communion together in the Holy Spirit. This includes breaking of bread: In communion, remembering the Lord's supper and also in eating together in fellowship.
1 Cor 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.
1 Cor 11:27  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
1 Cor 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

Fellowship in prayer
Coming together in one mind, agreeing together in prayer. Praying together in one Spirit. Praying together individually and with unity in the Spirit through prayer in words understood and in utterances understood by God's Spirit, from the heart.
Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Cor 1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
1 Cor 1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
1 Cor 1:6  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
1 Cor 1:7  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Cor 1:8  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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