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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Fellowship

Philippians 1:3-5

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. A very misunderstood word
    • 2. Why it is important
    • 3. Has divided churches
  • I. DEFINING FELLOWSHIP
    • A. Common
      • 1. Communion, communicate, sharer, partaker, contribution, partner, companion
    • B. Signs of Fellowship
      • 1. Love
      • 2. Sharing burdens
      • 3. United in faith
    • C. Examples
      • 1. Sharing with evangelist
      • 2. Sharing in Gospel, etc.
  • II. ACTIVITIES -- ATTITUDES
    • A. Biblical Fellowship Never Social Fellowship (one exception is Luke 5:10)
      • 1. When predicated on Christians, always spiritual
      • 2. Coffee and tea never New Testament fellowship
    • B. Mutuality
      • 1. Even true with God (1 John 1:3-6)
        • a. He gives truth, we obey it
    • C. Equal Moral Responsibility
      • 1. Action of one partner equally holds to other partners if they know; all are involved in action
      • 2. All have responsibility in local congregation
    • D. Object Oriented
      • 1. Fellowship with something or someone
      • 2. It is like faith -- action
      • 3. Impossible to have solo fellowship
  • III. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP
    • A. Shared Activity
  • Conclusion
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