Victory Baptist Church
A Shared Life
August 16, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 10:19-31:

A Shared Life

August 16, 2020 / Hebrews 10:19-31:

As Christians, our fellowship is in Jesus Christ. 

  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
  1. Fellowship is not , but

2. Fellowship is not , but .

3. Fellowship is .

    • Quotes on fellowship: 

“Whether we like it or not, the moment we confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, that is, from the time we become a Christian, we are at the same time a member of the Christian church. . . For God never makes private, secret salvation deals with people.  His relationships with us are personal, true; intimate, yes; but private, no.  We are a family in Christ.  When we become Christians, we are among brothers and sisters in faith.  No Christian is an only child.” – Eugene Peterson,  A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society

 “Those . . . who are entangled in many various kinds of business, do no cleave to the servants of God, but wander away, being choked by their business transactions; and the rich cleave with difficulty to the servants of God, fearing lest these should ask something of them.” – The Shepherd of Hermas (early 2nd century A.D.)

“Sin is self-seeking in which demanding replaces giving, and the self uses, instead of loving, the other; mutual love is perverted into an isolated self-love.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sanctorum Communio

“Our natural condition under sin is to be “glory empty” – starved for significance, honor and a sense of worth. Sin makes us feel superior and overconfident (because we are trying to prove to ourselves and others that we are significant) and inferior and underconfident (because at a deep level we feel guilty and insecure). . . Until the gospel changes us, we will use people in relationships. We do not work for the sake of the work; we do not relate for the sake of the person. Rather, we work and relate to bolster our own self-image – to derive it, essentially from others.” – Timothy Keller, Center Church

 

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