Essential Church Objectives – Fellowship

Scripture Verses

1 John 1:3-4

Outline

There are two kinds of members every church needs: comforters and encouragers.

Essential Objectives

  • Worship
  • Instruction
  • Fellowship
  • Evangelization

Fellowship

  • To have in common
  • Knowing the constant presence of God, and growing in our love and relationship with others
  • It is not uniformity or conformity
  • A caring flock
  • It’s not a place
  • It is knowing, feeling, and sharing the strains and struggles of those we share the pew with
    • Acts 2:42, 44-45; 4:32-36; 5:12
  • Sharing something
  • Sharing in something
    • 1 Corinthians 12:25

Essential Fellowship

  • Helps you grow closer to Christ
    • Psalm 1:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 27:17
  • Helps you encourage others
    • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Allows others to help you
    • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; 2 Timothy 2:22
  • Allows the world to see your love
    • John 13:34-35; Romans 15:1-2
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