Friday, April 2, 2010


Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. ~ Ephesians 4:3-6

Fellowship is a word I have heard a lot about lately at the different Bible studies I go to. We have talked about how important it is to be plugged in and have a solid Christian family.

I don’t remember where I heard this story, but it paints the perfect picture of a Christian who isn’t part of a church family.
It goes like this- “A preacher noticed one of his members hadn’t been to church in a while. He decided to make a visit to the man’s house.

It was a cold snowy day when the man heard a knock at the door. When he opened the door, he motioned for the preacher to come in without speaking a word.

The preacher sat down across from the man, near the fire burning in the fireplace.

While sitting there in the silence, the preacher poked the coals around. He pulled a burning red one a little ways from the fire.
As the silence continued, the coal went from a bright red, to a dim, cool grey. The preacher stood up, showed himself to the door and was on his way without a word being spoken.

The next Sunday, the man was back in church. He walked up to the preacher, shook his hand and said that the sermon from the other night was the best one he had ever heard.”

God created us to be in fellowship with one another. Without a church family, it is hard to keep the fire burning within us.
I encourage you this week to make an effort to get to church and get involved. Not only do you need your church, they need you!

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

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