Last Sunday night we talked about fellowship, this is a very important part of our worship to God. Even though it is very important, it is one facet that is often overlooked. Throughout the Bible we see many instances where this service to one another is not a recommendation but a commandment; it was also a way of life for the early church. “They devoted themselves to the apostlesʼ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47 NIV
May we learn from this passage and put into practice the same actions of our brothers and sisters as we see they had daily meetings from house to house. This is so vital to the growth both numerically and spiritually.
As the holidays quickly approach we all look forward to fellowship with our families. In my opinion, it is far more important to spend time with our church family. Going about this is key. If we say, “let’s get together soon” most likely it will not happen. So, try this: set a date and time and invite someone over. When that knock on the door comes, open with a smile and say, “come on in!”
I can’t wait to see you!