Fellowship: We Need it to Prosper Spiritually (and Relationally)

First of all, what is fellowship? It’s not just about “fellowship” dinners in a “Fellowship” hall.  Fellowship is spending time together in a caring atmosphere. So we “fellowship” on Sunday morning when we shake hands, look our brother or sister in Christ in the eye, and earnestly say, “How are you?” We “fellowship” when we notice “Mr. So and So” is missing and we call him up after services to see if he is OK. We “fellowship” when we send a card, make a call, or visit someone on their birthday, because their sick, or just to say hi. Fellowship is how we prove to the world that we are one, united.

Ardant du Picq, a 19th century French colonel and military theorist, once said, “Four brave men who do not know each other will not dare to attack a lion. Four less brave, but knowing each other well, sure of their reliability and consequently of mutual aid, will attack resolutely.” We cannot fight off the difficulties of this world without the aid of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

How are you “aiding” your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? How many brothers and sisters in Christ can you say you know well enough to care for? Are you making yourself known to them? How’s your “fellowship?”

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