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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT: FELLOWSHIP IN THE CHURCH.

Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays."
--Andrew Murray

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Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

It was no coincidence that this verse was written in this order; TEACHING leads to FELLOWSHIP; fellowship leads to COMMUNION; communion leads to PRAYER; prayer leads to fellowship with Him.

I once was asked by a friend, what my ‘proficiency’ was in Church Planting (we are in our 12th Church Plant in 20 years), and I replied: “Acts 2:42-47.” These are the verses that have underpinned our ministry. If you have solid teaching (especially the teachings of Jesus), then the rest of the principles follow; resulting in; awe, many wonders, miraculous signs, unity, giving, joy, excitement, sincerity, praise, worship, happiness with all the people, and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved! What a wonderful God we serve!

Loving Father, I thank you for your word that teaches us that fellowship with each other is important. Lord, help me to continue to live out all of these principles. In Jesus’ wonderful name. Amen

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