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Where are you on your Spiritual Journey? (6 of 7)
Growing in Fellowship
I John 1:7
We are all on a spiritual journey. Every man alive is on some kind of spiritual journey!
This is a series of 7 messages that will help us all find ourselves.
1. "Walking in Resistance"
2. "Questioning and Seeking"
3. "Assertively Responding"
4. "Embracing by Commitment"
5. "Actively Following
6. "Growing in Fellowship"
7. "Making an impact"
No man is an island! So many Christians have cloistered themselves away from others. They don't go to church and they have no relationship with others because of conflict, criticism, hurt, misunderstanding, poor teaching, laziness, unforgiveness, unwillingness to blend, rejection, etc.
This has made their lives stunted and impotent! They have become bitter and judgmental. They are vulnerable to every deception of the enemy because they are alone! They have quit growing! They are really walking in disobedience to God!
Ray Ortland makes this statement, "The Christian who is not committed to a group of other believers for praying, sharing, and serving, so that he is known, as he knows others, is not an obedient Christian. He is not in the will of God. However vocal he may be in his theology, he is not obeying the Lord."
Working with people is not an easy task! "To live with the saints in heaven will be eternal bliss and glory, but to live with them on earth is an all together different story!"
Growing in fellowship is essential for a Christian Life.
If you read through the New Testament, you'll notice that the word brothers and sisters and father and children are used quite a few times. It's because there is a familiar relationship between us and our father who is in heaven. In fact, Jesus says of His disciples that you are my brothers. That is an incredible thing. If you have a brother and sister, it's a special relationship. Your Christian brothers and sisters are actual ...
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