For me, the lack of discipleship within these certain Christian fellowships lacked a program to foster spiritual growth on a person's spiritual journey in faith. Christians boast that such a lifestyle is a faith based on a relationship with Jesus Christ. A fellowship of believers. Yet many fail to nourish those new to the faith and therefore many no longer attend services or ministry programs. Yet one walks into the fellowship rooms of recovery and there they are nourished by many stories of victory and endurance of faith, power of restoration, and healing. Not just in the rooms themselves, but in connection and fellowship through individual relationship and fellowship of mentoring, discipleship, and sponsoring those still suffering and struggling.
Honoring God Through Friendships
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.~ 2 Thessalonians 1:12, KJV ~ ~ January 16, 2020, Devotional ~ Friends influence us in ways that are subtle and powerful. We must ensure that the… Continue reading Honoring God Through Friendships
Building Fellowship and Support
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!~ Psalm 133: 1, KJV ~ We build genuine fellowship and community through spiritual influence and impact The greatest tool for making a significant spiritual impact and influencing lives is that of fellowship. Fellowship and unity bring people together. It is through fellowship we are able… Continue reading Building Fellowship and Support
Do Not Forsake the Fellowship of Others
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. ~ Hebrews 10:25, ESV ~ In recovery, we learn the importance of the fellowship we have with other people. Many lessons are learned from hearing the story of other's… Continue reading Do Not Forsake the Fellowship of Others
Dwelling in unity with one another
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1, ESV ~ Outside of our relationship with God - do we have at least one or two other people who know us. Individuals of integrity who know what really goes on in our lives, what we feel, and what our doubts are?… Continue reading Dwelling in unity with one another
Fellowship and sharing words of hope
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... ~ Hebrews 10:24-25 ~ We begin to learn the fellowship aspect of recovery. Coming together with other individuals, sharing our stories becomes a contagion of hope. Hope… Continue reading Fellowship and sharing words of hope
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