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Series: Growing Strong
1 Peter 1:3
I. FELLOWSHIP WILL HELP YOU FOCUS ON GOD
a. FOCUS ON GOD THROUGH WORSHIP
II. FELLOWSHIP WILL HELP YOU TO FACE LIFE'S PROBLEMS
III. FELLOWSHIP WILL HELP YOU FORTIFY YOUR FAITH
IV. FELLOWSHIP WILL HELP YOU FIND YOUR MINISTRY
V. FELLOWSHIP WILL HELP YOU FULFILL YOUR MISSION
This morning, I would like to invite you to look inside your bulletin for a leaflet like this, and you will notice the outline of the message for today: Growing Strong Through Fellowship.We have been talking for some weeks now about how to grow in the Christian life, and particularly about discipleship.
You see again on your outline the disciple's cross. I would like for you to look at that cross for a moment, and you will notice that it has Christ in the center.Then you will notice that on the horizontal beam that on the one side it has tithing. We talked about that.
On the other side there is fellowship. We are talking about that today. Then it has, at the top, prayer and at the bottom the Word of God.These are the essential elements of taking up your cross and making a commitment to the Lord to do these specific things that you and I might grow and become mature and strong in our faith in Jesus Christ.
I guarantee you, today, that if you will do these things, you are going to become a believer that God can count on and that will honor God in your life. You are going to enjoy the Christian life so very much as you grow in Christ as a real disciple who carries the cross daily.
Now, I want you to notice with me I Peter 1:3. This particular translation or paraphrase, actually, is the Living Bible. It says, ''All honor to God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is His boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again, so that we are now members of God's own family.''
Now, when you join the human r ...
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