Fellowship with One Another
That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3
What’s your favorite part of the summer? Maybe it’s the beach or going on a nice vacation. What comes to my mind when I think of the summer is barbecues. I love hanging out with family and friends while having an awesome meal. It’s important to have fellowship with people. Especially in the world that we’re living in it’s essential that we support and encourage one another.
The Book of 1 John was written to the churches near Ephesus. In the above Scripture, John wants the people to have fellowship with the apostles. He goes on to explain that their fellowship is rooted in a relationship with the Father and Jesus Christ. This is a very important principle to comprehend because even though we may hang out with unsaved family members and friends, our true fellowship should be with believers. The Lord Jesus also expresses this same sentiment to the Father.
John 17:21- That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
Jesus desires us to be one, which means to have unity. The only way for that to happen is if we come together in fellowship. He also wants us to be one in the Father and in Him. This is referring to having fellowship with the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Our relationship with one another should be based on our relationship with the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. If we can achieve this, that’s when we’ll be able to impact the world and they will believe that the Father sent Jesus to save us.
Fellowship is an important part of our Christian walk with each other, God, and the world. Becoming one in unity with other believers will make us stronger witnesses for God. He will be able to use us to spread His love to a vicious world.
John 17:23- I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
I encourage you to have fellowship with one another.