August 29, 2021 / John 17:21-26
BIG THOUGHT: In Jesus’ prayer to the Father, He revealed His for us to be – a true .
1. The Foundation of the Fellowship: The
1 John 1:3, 7 ESV
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ… if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
2. The of the Fellowship:
Mark 16:15 ESV
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.”
3. The of Fellowship:
Matthew 22:39 HCSB
The second [commandment] is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
4. The of Fellowship: the
A. Fellowship / yields .
i. Unity in .
Romans 12:4-5 (ESV)
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Romans 15:7 (ESV)
Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
ii. Unity in .
Romans 12:16a, 18 HCSB
Be in agreement with one another… If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 15:5 HCSB
Now may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you agreement with one another, according to Christ Jesus.
iii. Unity overcomes .
1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
iv. Unity empowers .
Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Many of the “one anothers” steer us unity.
James 4:11 HCSB
Don’t criticize one another, brothers…
Galatians 5:15 ESV
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
B. The in fellowship.
C. The from fellowship.
D. The by fellowship.