Fellowship

Fellowship: A Central Part to Being a Christian

What would it look like if we as individuals and a church were perfectly devoted to fellowship? What would it be like if we were perfectly devoted to our shared participation in the Christian life? Compared to what we see now, what would be different? What if church relationships and endeavors always won the rock-paper-scissors …

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Come Along

Last week I wrote a bit about hospitality in the context of spiritual gifts. This week I’m reading Sam Allberry’s book 7 Myths about Singleness, and he makes several good comments about Christian family and how that relates to our responsibility for hospitality: “We’re a body [Romans 12:4-5]. We belong to one another… We’re invested …

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1 John 1:1-4 – Finding True Joy and Fellowship This Christmas

Because the Christmas story is real and true, our joy and fellowship can be real and abundant this time of year. Let’s think about Christmas honestly for a second. It’s surrounded by layers of tradition, memories and warm feelings from our childhood – but let’s look through all that to the core facts: A baby …

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Unhidden

Written by Dawn Rutan Every now and then I wish that the Protestant church had not abandoned the sacrament of confession. While I understand that that was a byproduct of acknowledging the priesthood of all believers, I think that for many Christians today it has become the “priesthood of no believers” or perhaps the “priesthood …

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Among Friends

Written by Dawn Rutan I read the following quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (originally from Life Together) in a compilation of writings titled Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People. “If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great …

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