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Fellowship

TEXT: Acts 2:42

INTRODUCTION:

A. FELLOWSHIP koinonia, Fellowship ( Phil. 1:5 ), Contribution ( Rom. 15:26 ),

Communication ( Gal. 6:6 ).

B. LITERALLY JOINT PARTICIPATION or CLOSE ASSOCIATION.

I. WELL ILLUSTRATED IN THE UNITY OF THE BODY.

A. PHYSICAL BODY PERFECT HARMONY.

B. 1 Cor. 12:12. THE BODY OF CHRIST.

1. Division destroys fellowship ( vs. 20 ).

2. Diligence and loyalty to the standard ( Eph. 4:1-3; 1:22-23 ).

II. IN WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP?

A. WORSHIP ( Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 10:16-17 ).

B. THOUGHT AND PERSPECTIVES ( 1 Cor. 1:10 ).

C. WORK ( Phil. 1:27; Eph. 4:16 ).

D. JOYS AND SORROWS ( Rom. 12:15 ).

E. SALVATION ( Jude 3 ).

III. SOME THINGS IN WHICH WE MUST NOT HAVE FELLOWSHIP.

A. SATAN AND HIS WORKS ( James 4:7-8 ).

B. UNBELIEVERS ( 1 Cor. 15:33; Eph. 5:6-7; 1 Cor. 5:9-10 ).

C. UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS ( Eph. 5:11 ).

D. ERROR ( 2 John 9-11 ).

IV. UPON WHAT IS OUR FELLOWSHIP BASED?

A. ON FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD ( 1 John 1:3-4 ).

B. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD BASED ON WALKING IN THE LIGHT ( vs. 6-7 ).

1. All sin ( vs. 8, 10 ).

2. All have access to forgiveness ( vs. 7, 9; 2:1-2 ).

C. IF ONE WALKS IN DARKNESS, THE BASIS OF FELLOWSHIP IS GONE.

D. WHAT IF WE CONTINUE TO FELLOWSHIP? ( 2 John 9-11 ).

E. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? ( 2 Thess. 3:6, 14-15; 1 Cor. 5; Eph. 5:11 ).

F. WHAT IF THE CHURCH DOES NOTHING ( Heb. 3:12; Gal. 6:1; James 1:27 ).

G. 2 Thess. 3:15. OUR ATTITUDE ( Eph. 5:1; Ezek. 33:10-11 ).

CONCLUSION:

A. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION.

B. WHO HAS FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD?