Fellowship


cchrisholland

The common bond between Christians of course is Christ. Yes, it’s an obvious truth, but often ignored in times of disagreement. In the early church, leadership challenges quickly emerged and the apostles were put to the test. Members of the fellowship were forming strong opinions about various ministers, and in the city of Corinth they were even dividing into groups. Paul firmly addressed the situation; however, before he penned the rebuke he wrote this:

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJV

As believers, we’re called into a common fellowship with Christ because He is the one by whom we’re saved. Paul goes on to say in the verses following that there shouldn’t be divisions by people saying “I am of Paul” or “I am of Apollos”, etc. In today’s church life, the focus can also get…

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