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1 Fellowship 31 October 2009

2 Fellowship The responsibilities of fellowship

3 Fellowship The responsibilities of fellowship What we share is the basis of our fellowship What are the expectations placed upon us, assuming that we share this basis? How should “fellows” behave?

4 Fellowship The responsibilities of fellowship begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints Those who are taught the word should share in all good things with their teacher. Gal 6:6 2 Cor 8:4

5 Fellowship The NT “one another” verses

6 Fellowship Have peace be at peace with one another Mark 9:50

7 Fellowship Have peace Wash feet if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14

8 Fellowship Love Have peace Wash feet This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you John 15:12 Owe no one anything, except to love one another Rom 13:8 love one another constantly from the heart 1 Pet 1:22

9 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Love Have peace Wash feet love one another with kindly affection; outdo one another in showing honour Rom 12:10

10 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Love Have peace Wash feet Edify Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual edification. Rom 14:19 So encourage one another and edify each other, as indeed you are doing 1 Thess 5:11

11 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Love Have peace Receive Wash feet Edify Receive one another, therefore, just as Christ has received you, for the glory of God Rom 15:7

12 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Admonish Love Have peace Receive Wash feet Edify you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another Rom 15:14 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom Col 3:16

13 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Care for Admonish Love Have peace Receive Wash feet Edify there should be no dissension within the body, but the members should have the same care for one another 1 Cor 12:25

14 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Admonish Love Have peace Receive Wash feet Edify do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become servants to one another Gal 5:13

15 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Edify Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Gal 6:2

16 Fellowship Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Edify with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love Eph 4:2

17 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Edify be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you Eph 4:32

18 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Edify submit to one another out of reverence for Christ Eph 5:2

19 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Therefore comfort one another with these words 1 Thess 4:18

20 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble not neglecting the assembling of ourselves together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching Heb 10:25

21 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another Jas 5:16

22 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another Jas 5:16

23 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Have peace Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray Have compassion Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, compassion, and a humble mind 1 Pet 3:8

24 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray Have compassion Have peace

25 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray Have compassion Have peace

26 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray Have compassion Have peace

27 Fellowship Forgive Kindly affectioned Serve Care for Forbear Admonish Love Receive Bear burdens Wash feet Submit Comfort Edify Assemble Confess Pray Have compassion Have peace Forgiveness Submission Support Transparency Service Prayer

28 Fellowship Many in one Scriptural figures of brothers and sisters in fellowship

29 Fellowship For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Rom 12:4-5 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For indeed we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body (whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free) and we were all given one Spirit to drink. For indeed the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Cor 12:12-14

30 Fellowship built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God. Eph 2:19-22 let them make me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them Ex 25:8 2 Cor 6:16 we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live and dwell among them”

31 Fellowship pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Matt 12:49-50 the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth takes its name Eph 3:14-15

32 Fellowship I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. John 10:14-16 tend the flock of God that is in your charge, …not for sordid gain but eagerly. Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. 1 Pet 5:2-4

33 Fellowship I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 1 Cor 10:16-17

34 Fellowship Many in one

35 Fellowship v4 diversities of gifts, butthe same Spirit v5 diversities of services, butthe same Lord to another gifts of healingby the one Spirit v9 to another faithby the same Spirit v6 diversities of activities, butthe same God v7 to each is given the manifestationof the Spirit for the common good v8 to one the utterance of wisdom is giventhrough the Spirit to another the utterance of knowledgeby the same Spirit who activates all of them in everyone v10 to another the working of miracles to another prophecy to another the discernment of spirits to another various kinds of tongues to another the interpretation of tongues by one and the same Spirit All these are activated just as the Spirit chooses who allots to each one individually 1 Cor 12 v11

36 Diversity in unity Fellowship & Many in one

37 Fellowship Many in one Uniformity

38 Fellowship Many in one Diversity in unity

39 Fellowship The body is a unit, yet it is made up of many parts, and although all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For indeed we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body - whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free - and we were all given one Spirit to drink. For indeed the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Cor 12:12-14

40 Fellowship INDEPENDENCE SUPERIORITY Suppose the foot were to say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it belongs to the body nonetheless. Suppose the ear were to say, “because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it still belongs to the body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you,” or the head to the feet, “I do not need you.” 1 Cor 12: Cor 12:21

41 Fellowship If the body were all eye, how could it hear? If the body were all ear, how could it smell? But in fact, God appointed each limb and organ to its own place in the body as he chose. If the whole were a single organ, there would not be a body at all; in fact, however, there are many different organs, but one body. 1 Cor 12:17-20 VARIETY

42 Fellowship Those parts of the body which seem to be more frail than others are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we regard as less honourable are treated with special honour. The parts we are modest about are treated with special respect, whereas our respectable parts have no such need. 1 Cor 12:22-24 HONOUR/RESPECT

43 Fellowship God has combined the various parts of the body, so that there might be no division in the body, but that all its parts might feel the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all suffer together; if one flourishes, all rejoice together. 1 Cor 12:24-26 MUTUALITY

44 Fellowship Two models of the community NEEDS-basedASSET-based

45 Fellowship NEEDS based community development We know what the community should look like We identify what we need in order to look like that We find individuals to fill the positions, to do the duties Community level Personal level Individuals are needy Everyone is/has a problem which must be helped The (few) willing find themselves consumed by helping everybody else

46 Fellowship ASSET based community development We don’t know what the community should look like We identify what we have – what can we contribute? We provide opportunities for individuals to do what they can Community level Personal level Individuals have talents, gifts Everyone is able to contribute what they are good at and what they love to do Because they are appreciated, everyone is more willing to assist and become involved

47 Fellowship NEEDS based community development We know what the community should look like We identify what we need in order to look like that We find individuals to fill the positions, to do the duties Community level Personal level Individuals are needy Everyone is/has a problem which must be helped The (few) willing find themselves consumed by helping everybody else DUTY

48 Fellowship ASSET based community development We don’t know what the community should look like We identify what we have – what can we contribute? We provide opportunities for individuals to do what they can Community level Personal level Individuals have talents, gifts Everyone is able to contribute what they are good at and what they love to do Because they are appreciated, everyone is more willing to assist and become involved JOY

49 Fellowship vv15-20 many parts make the one body viable vv21-27 the one body makes all the many parts valuable NEEDS-basedASSET-based OR?

50 Fellowship NEEDS based fellowship problems The head should not say to the foot, “I need you to be a hand,” or the mouth to the ear, “I don’t need any more ears, can you keep watch instead?” UNSUITABILITY The ear wants to cry, “I am not an eye, I cannot see a thing!” and the body sees nothing as it should be seen. RELUCTANCE APATHY The foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I might as well not belong to the body,” and although it belongs in the body it does nothing.

51 Fellowship NEED based fellowship problems DESPERATION The needs of the many are left to the efforts of the few that remain willing.. DUTY

52 Fellowship ASSET based fellowship benefits INTERDEPENDENCE RESPECT / APPRECIATION God appointed each limb and organ to its own place in the body as he chose. If one part suffers, all suffer together; if one flourishes, all rejoice together. those parts of the body which we regard as less honourable are treated with special honour. The parts we are modest about are treated with special respect, whereas our respectable parts have no such need.

53 Fellowship ASSET based fellowship benefits ENTHUSIASM If one flourishes, all rejoice together. JOY

54 FellowshipJOY We declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; 1 John 1:3-4 and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that your joy may be complete.


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