1 John 1:3-4
We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy..
Definition of Fellowship: The quality or state of being comradely meaningful communication for building trust and fellowship. The whole point of fellowship with others is to build each-other up. To support one another, and to give of your self for the betterment of your fellow man/ woman.
I would be able to talk to you for hours about this, because fellowship is what helped bring me out of the darkness. God used the fellowship of others to affirm and demonstrate the power of His word in my life. Fellowship is what talked me off the ledge in times when I felt there was no hope. And fellowship is what persuaded me, through the example of those I fellowshipped with; how to worship and praise the true and living God with not just song, but through everyday living.
Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend." No man or woman is an island. If they try to be, well then they are lonely and probably failing at most everything. I was given a shirt as a gift last Christmas. I know it was just a joke or a funny "ha ha" kind of gift. But I have been unable to wear it. Because it says, "I use to be a people person, but people ruined it" The reason I have not been able to wear it, is because its not true and on the contrary my fellowship with other PEOPLE, the right people, have not only added value to my life, but propelled me to live a life unlike I have ever lived before. A life where Christ is the center.
Dan Ousley - Worship Leader - StoneBridge Baptisit Church