Your place in God's family
December 18, 2009
And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
Most people today don't know what real Christian fellowship looks like. Some people think of it is as grabbing some coffee in the hallway after church.
But the kind of fellowship that God wants you and me to experience as a part of the empowered church of today goes so much deeper than that.
In Greek, the word for "fellowship" is koinonia and it means to share life together, or to hold things in common. And the first thing that we have in common, according to 1 John, is fellowship with God. And because of our fellowship with him, you and I have fellowship with one another!
You see, we aren't just some detached collection of strangers aimlessly moving through life. We have been brought together in Christ. We are family—brothers and sisters who share a common father, a common life, a common unity, and a common purpose.
Church isn't just some place that you go to. It's the people with whom you belong! Our fellowship is a testimony to the world that we are one body, that we believe together and we belong together. I hope you are experiencing this kind of fellowship in your life.
You are not destined to go it alone. You are part of a spiritual family who needs you, just as you need them.
CHURCH ISN'T JUST SOME PLACE YOU GO TO.
IT'S THE PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU BELONG!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham