“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts [2:42]
Let’s consider your Sunday morning activities.
» You get up and go through your morning routine: shaving, showering, getting dressed, etc.
» You get the kids up, make breakfast, and pack everyone into the SUV.
» Then it’s off to church. And that’s where things get interesting…
» At church, you greet a few people, have casual conversation about recent weather activity, the kid’s school, and whether the Lions will win. Then you enter the worship center for praise and worship, and to hear the message from God’s Word. You share some pleasantries with church friends. Then you’re off to lunch.
If this sounds like a typical Sunday, you might be missing a most significant element—true Christian fellowship. Fellowship is when God’s people invest in the spiritual lives of each other. It’s talking about how God is molding and shaping you. And it’s about encouraging the faith journey of others. The kind where you talk with your brothers and sisters of faith about your faith. Conversations about weather and your kids and sports certainly aren’t bad—but they’re not the best of what time with the family of God has to offer.
Are you experiencing true Christ-centered fellowship? If not, stick around the lobby after church next Sunday!
Lord, may I experience true Christian fellowship with my brothers and sisters in the faith. Help me to invest in the lives of other believers and allow me to open my life up to others. Amen.
For Further Reading
1 John 1:1-4