With Fellowship, Size Matters: Smaller Is Better
By Rick Warren, Pastors.com On May 5, 2014
"How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God's people to live together in harmony!" (Psalm 133:1 TEV)
God intends for us to experience life together. The Bible calls this shared experience fellowship.
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Today, however, the word has lost most of its biblical meaning. "Fellowship" now usually refers to casual conversation, socializing, food, and fun.
The question, "Where do you fellowship?" means, "Where do you attend church?" "Stay after for fellowship" usually means, "Wait for refreshments."
Real fellowship is so much more than just showing up at services. It is experiencing life together. It includes unselfish loving, honest sharing, practical serving, sacrificial giving, sympathetic comforting, and all the other "one another" commands found in the New Testament.
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