As a followup to our lesson on the Fellowship of Giving, we stay in 2 Corinthians 8-9 to examine the motivation this text uses to spark purposed, regular, liberal, and cheerful giving habits in the lives of Christians.
As we focus on enhancing our Fellowship in 2019, we explore how our Giving is related to our understanding of Christian Fellowship.
We often skim through the greeting of a letter to get to the “meat.” But the greeting of Philippians 1 sets up the rest of the book. It’s a powerful example of Fellowship-Based-Encouragement. We briefly hit 10 principles of encouraging fellow Christians by walking through this text.
In signing off from the message of 2 Corinthians, Paul uses the expression “the fellowship of the Spirit” in his blessing to these fellow Christians. The expression is also used in Philippians 2. We explore how God’s Holy Spirit holds His people together in fellowship.
Jesus creates unlikely friendships. He was the reason these men were enemies. And then He became the reason they were friends. We examine the relationships between Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark to see what we learn about Christian friendship, especially what it is capable of enduring.
How should we use the term “Christian”?
What will happen to the unimmersed on the Day of Judgment?
Why do we not come together for prayer gatherings in response to crisis like past generations did?
We cap off our series on how the Christian handles Memory by exploring what the weekly sharing of the Lord’s Supper teaches us about our memories. We examine the remembering of our Lord from 3 angles: His Story, My Story, Our Story.
To our knowledge, the apostle Paul was never married and had no children. But he is one of the greatest human examples of a father figure to younger men. We examine his relationship with Timothy and Titus, look at the goals of a mentoring culture among men in the church, and talk about accepting our roles both as spiritual fathers and sons.
Prayer is individual, but it is also communal - when we are assembled together and even when we are in private. We explore the overlap of Christian fellowship and prayer.
Preparing the heart for sharing communion begins long before a song we sing before the Lord's Supper.