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The Fellowship Of The Gospel

 

What does fellowship mean to you? Is it just a church dinner together? Is fellowship friendship? Listen to what Paul says in Philippians 1:5. For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.” The apostle Paul was thankful for the Philippians’ fellowship in the gospel. Fellowship is the Greek word koinonia. It comes from a root word meaning ‘common’. It is also used for the word communion. It’s to share something in common. We all have different jobs, communities, homes, churches, likes and dislikes, and much more. We are all very different. We share little in common except the chaos that goes on in the world.

However, believers all have something very important as a common point of fellowship and that’s the Gospel. We might have different interpretations of scripture and our eschatology may differ greatly, but we all have the Gospel—the good news of the finished work of Jesus in common. We need to share together in what is common with us. Instead of looking at the differences—and there are plenty—we need to look at what makes us alike. We are in Christ. We have the Holy Spirit within. We live each day by grace through faith.