Christian Fellowship

By , July 16, 2018

“I rejoiced with those who said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’”
Psalm 122:1 (NIV)

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She was over 90 years of age when a group of us went to her apartment to “do church”. It had been years since she had been physically able to attend church and she greatly missed the fellowship and preaching. We brought hymn books, a guitar, several excellent singers and bread and wine so we could remember the Lord as He asked. The gathering lasted for about 45 minutes and the lady was so glad to have us come that she wept tears of joy.

Our verse for today reminds us of how joyful we should be each Sunday as we travel to the house of God. It is in the company of other believers that we are especially able to hear the voice of the Lord in the singing, the fellowship of the saints, audible prayers offered, the Breaking of Bread, and through the Word of God read and preached.

If you cannot attend the house of the Lord I encourage you to speak to the pastor or elders and arrange for believers to come to your home to spend time together in worship, praise, and ministry from Scripture. Matthew 18:20 tells us,

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The Lord has promised to attend the smallest gathering of Christians who are seeking Him. This should awaken a desire in all of us to come together as a company of believers to seek the Lord until His presence is felt by all.

The next time you attend the house of the Lord go with earnest expectation to hear God speak to all present. Pray before entering God’s house that He will be gracious and fulfill His promise in Matthew 18:20. Then organize a gathering at the home of a shut in and help them experience the Lord’s presence just as you have.

Do not do this once but organize the visits on a weekly or monthly basis. This way the person may have various Christians from their church home assist the shut in to have Christian fellowship. You will be blessed just as the shut in is blessed by your loving care of them. When you visit such people you are visiting Jesus.

“The King will reply,
‘Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

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