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Rev. Nov. 1, 1998

It Is Important For Christians To Have Fellowship With Other Christians

Jesus told us clearly to "love one another, as I have loved you." (John 15:12). So if we love one other, then surely we want to meet with one another and have fellowship.
    "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
     fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." 
     (Acts 2:42 KJV)
    "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together . . . "
     (Hebrews 10:25)

Find A Local Church Congregation And Join It

For most Christians, being a member of a local, organized church congregation is the best way to maintain regular contact with fellow Christians. Also, most churches have at least one person (the pastor) who can provide Scriptural answers to most questions. Also, most churches have some kind of ability to provide music, which is an important part of Christian worship. Also, churches meet regularly, which is a good thing. So being a member of a church is altogether a good thing, so long as it is a Bible-based church and the church itself does not try to assume too much authority over you. The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, is your Leader and your Lord and your Sole Authority, not some group of humans.

We Should Each Develop Our Own Network Of Christian Friends

Internet friends are good, but I'm talking now about real human people you can meet together with and break bread with and worship with.

First, you continuously identify fellow Christians, those who have "The Faith" with you, who are willing to declare their belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as Son of God, risen from the dead.

Then, you introduce yourself to them and try to make opportunities for Christian fellowship with them.

You can say something like this: "Some other Christians and I are going to meet at my house for fellowship with the Lord tomorrow night at 8:00. If you would like to come, too, you are invited."

Many Christians are seeking contact with other Christians, and they will welcome such an invitation.

A Pattern For Your Meetings

A good pattern for your fellowship meetings can be found in The Internet Daily Chapel, which is a worship service I write each day (Lord willing) for the Internet.

The pattern is basically this . . .

       WELCOME
       INVOCATION
       THE LORD'S PRAYER 
       A DECLARATION OF FAITH
       A WORSHIP POEM OR SONG
       SOME POINTS OF DOCTRINE AND TEACHING
       EXHORTATIONS & OTHER DISCUSSION
       A PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE, READ WITHOUT COMMENT
       PRAYERS FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR OTHER PEOPLE
       BENEDICTION

If you need songs and invocations and other things for your meetings, you might be able to find what you want at The Internet Daily Chapel or at Bible Fellowship Assemblies, Alexandria, Virginia

Since you are meeting in person, you can also have Holy Communion (as He commands) and Footwashing (as He also commands.) See => The Commandments Of Jesus.

If I can help in any way, please let me know.

May the Lord bless all of your efforts in His behalf, and may you have a wonderful life, forever, filled with His holy love.

=> Bill McGinnis Ministries

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