The Fourth of the Four Habits of a Disciple

Habit Four: Fellowship

"Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage each other." Hebrews 10:25

Reasons for Fellowship

Reason 1: I belong in God's family with other believers.
"So in Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others!"

Reason 2: I need encouragement to grow spiritually.
"Let us think of one another and how we can encourage each other to love and do good deeds." Hebrews 10:24

Reason 3: I need accountability to grow spiritually.
"Every day... keep encouraging one another so that none of you is hardened by the glamour of sin." Hebrews 3:13

Reason 4: Jesus is present when we fellowship together.
"For wherever two or three have come together in my name, I am there, right among them!" Matthew 18:20

Reason 5: There is great power when people pray together.
"Whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:19

Reason 6: Fellowship is a witness to the world.
"My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and the world will believe you sent me." John 17:21

Reason 7: I am obligated to every other Christian.
"God has given you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other." 1 Peter 4:10

This was taken from a Discipleship Study my husband and I recently participated in at our church. I thought it was such great stuff that I just had to share!

7 Thoughts Shared:

Joan said...

Thanks for the wonderful reminder that fellowship is key to being a disciple. God has put many wonderful people in my life for all the reasons you mention. I'm so thankful that God doesn't let grow alone.
Have a great day!

Kristi said...

I'm so glad that you shared that today. Blessings to you!

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie
Fellowship is so important, I am thankful that I am part of a heart friends group. We do our best to meet every 2 weeks and share prayer requests and pray for one another. We get together for lunch and dinner and always celebrate birthdays and any other occasion we can find to get out together and enjoy some fellowship.

Thanks for sharing!


Cheryl said...

Hey Melanie,

This Bible study you and your husband did is very good! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are doing well.


Michele W. said...

Fellowship is so important! Thank you so much for sharing. I thank the Lord for the fellowship we have through blogging. Thank you.

God Chaser said...

Thank you for sharing once again. We often forget fellowship is a part of being a good disciple. God bless your heart for sharing your learning with us.

Peggy said...

Bless you Melanie for sharing this excellent study on habits of a disciple...especially FELLOWSHIP!

That's what I need and blogging helps!

Thank you again for sharing with me. Come back over to my Tuesday post and though you already have them all...allow me to honor YOU also! Don't forget to SHARE the LOVE and the FRIENDSHIP! Peggy