I thank You for the writing of Pastor Bill Laky on January 5, 2016, with his article entitled “Devoted to Fellowship“.
The point is that fellowship, without rallying around shared ideas, purposes and mission, isn’t really fellowship at all. It diminishes the family of God to a corner bar, to a cafeteria table or to a neighborhood. The shared foundational beliefs and obedience fused the early church together so that they functioned like a single body.
Father, every believer in Jesus Christ shares a testimony of how You have transformed our lives. A testimony is your purpose and mission applied to the uniqueness of every person. We share ideas for how You work in the lives of those struggling with grief, addiction, illness, financial crisis, and other forms of adversity.