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Fellowship (Acts 2:42)

This study was taught at our Sunday evening service by Sim Forder, our assistant pastor, on the 6th October 2019. You can listen to the audio on this web page or save it for later listening.

This week we looked at Acts 2:42 which records the foundations upon which the early church was built, and we continued from our previous study by taking a look at what Christian fellowship is.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:42

Below is a brief outline of the study, which noted 12 marks of Christian fellowship that we find spoken of and demonstrated in the Bible:

  • Studying the Bible together (1 Corinthians 4:17, 2 Timothy 2:1-2)
  • Growing in patience and unity (Ephesians 4:1-3)
  • Forgiving one another (Matthew 18:35)
  • Corporate worship (Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19)
  • Comforting one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Loving one another (1 John 4:20, 1 Thessalonians 4:9)
  • Submitting to one other (Ephesians 5:21)
  • Serving one another (Philippians 2:1-4, Galatians 5:13-15, Ephesians 4:15-16)
  • Stirring up to good works (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • Not divided by age (1 Peter 5:5-6, Titus 2:3-8)
  • No partiality (James 2:1-4)
  • Praying (James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:14)

The quotes below were shared during this study:

I am told that Christians do not love each other. I am very sorry if that be true, but I doubt it, for I suspect that those who do not love each other are not Christians.

Charles Spurgeon

Church is a bit like being a member of a gym. Some people like the idea of going but don’t. Others go, but aren’t really training for anything. And some actually use it to help them with the race they’re running.

Milton Jones


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