Be An Observable Model (In Fellowship)


Devotion for Monday February 6, 2017

Topic: Be An Observable Model (In Fellowship)

Text: 1 John 1:1 – 7

The believers devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching (Acts 2:42) implies that they were continually persisting regularly in the activities of the apostles which included breaking of bread and teaching sessions. These activities form a practical map for not only the day-old church but for any church of any age. From the beginning the early church was devoted to hearing, studying, and learning what the apostles had to teach. Such coming together of believers is usually referred to as fellowship.

The fellowship (koinonia) means association and close relationships. This involved sharing goods, having meals together, and praying together. Sharing in the Lord’s Supper refers to communion services that were celebrated in remembrance of Jesus and patterned after the Last Supper, which Jesus had eaten with His disciples before His death (Matt 26:26-29). It likely included a regular meal shared together (Acts 2:46; 20:7; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-25; Jude 1:12). Prayer is joined with the expression “sharing in the Lord’s Supper” to explain the word ‘fellowship.’ Prayer has always been a mark of the believers’ gatherings. How often do you attend fellowship of believers?

Do you see it as a delight coming together with other believers? In Ps 133:1, the Psalmist said, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” This is what God expects from us. We should not neglect it. We should be a model with our regular attendance to church activities and programmes.

Food for Thought: Do you attend church programmes and activities regularly?

Memory verse: Acts 2:42 – And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Prayer: Make me more regular to Church activities and programmes, O Lord my God in Jesus name. Amen

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