We Need To Rediscover The Meaning of Fellowship

Samaritan's Song

The rallying cry of the Christian small group philosophy is this: “Let’s do life together!”

It’s meant to be a callback to and a restoration of the New Testament church, to small groups of believers who worshiped, prayed, ate, and served together.  Acts 2:42-46 describes this church in brief:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.All the believers were together and had everything in common.They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…

Unfortunately, I suspect that much of our current definition of fellowship – and, if I dare say it, of “doing life…

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