One Anothers of the New Testament - Part 5
V. 7 (cont'd.)
** Let's go a little deeper into this powerful passage and
ask, what does it mean to have fellowship?
"koinonia" fellowship or companionship - being of likemindedness,
spending time sharing the same convictions and praise for God and His
Fellowship with one another as Christians is of great importance which
is why the Lord prayed for you and me as recorded in John's gospel,
chapter 17 and verses 17 to 21.
Fellowship with God Himself is of great importance in order for us
to produce the fruit of righteousness which is why John recorded the
Lord's command to abide in Him found in John 15:4-5.
Our next command, which is the last one another command
in our series of The One Anothers of the New Testament, is repeated
no less than five times by the apostle. It not only is the most important
one, it is the driving force behind all that we have learned as well as
the fuel that will never fail us in our day to day lives!
Please join me in chapter three and verse 11
as we begin to look at five different Biblical views of the love of God.
V.11 ** What is the message given to us from John?
"...that we should love one another!"
** How long have we been hearing that message?
"...which you have heard from the beginning"
** When was that?
The beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ on this earth! cf. 1John
View #1 - Love is the beginning!
V.23 ** What is the foremost commandment given to
"That we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ!"
** Why is that so important?
John 6:29 - "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him
whom He has sent."
John 6:40 - "...that everyone who beholds the Son and believes
in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the
John 3:16 - "...that whoever believes in Him should not perish,
but have eternal life."
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