Monday, August 27, 2012

Why we need Fellowship

"God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed on to others. When people are deeply affected by the Word, they tell it to other people. God has willed that we should seek and find God’s living Word in the testimony of other Christians, in the mouths of human beings. Therefore, Christians need other Christians who speak God’s Word to them. They need them again and again when they become uncertain and disheartened." ~Dietrich Bonhoefer
Call it fellowship, community, koinoina, ecclesia, prayer-group, Bible-study group, renovar√©, support-network, surrogate family, Christian friends, or just plain Church- we all NEED to be connected and in relationship- not only with God, but with fellow believers. God made us this way. 

If you don't have a church-home, ask God to find one for you. The three best ways to grow in your relationship with God are Word, Prayer, and Fellowship. Sure, you can read the Bible on your own and you can pray anywhere at anytime, but don't neglect Fellowship. Take a coal out of the fire and it quickly cools.

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