By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 21, 2018

  • Fellowship with God
    • How established?
      • Through Jesus
        • Romans 3:23, 20; 10:4 – Fellowship with God is impossible without Jesus.
        • By man appreciating and honoring what God has done.
          • Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:21
          • Acts 17:30 – Repentance is necessary.
          • Romans 10:10 – Confession is necessary.
          • Acts 2:38 – Baptism is necessary.
          • Galatians 5:6
          • Mark 16:16
      • By faith
    • How maintained?
      • Through Jesus
        • Matthew 7:21
        • We must continue to show that Jesus is our Lord.
        • I Corinthians 15:58; Philippians 3:14
        • I John 1:8-10 – We must continue to repent of further sin.
        • Isaiah 66:2
        • I John 9 – We must continue to confess our sins and pray for forgiveness.
      • By faith
        • Galatians 5:6
  • Fellowship with other saved men
    • A special relationship where men jointly participate in serving God
  • How can we disagree about some things and still have fellowship?
    • One cannot have fellowship (jointly participate) in ANYTHING he believes to be wrong.
    • But we can disagree on some things and still work together in a local church.
      • Things that do not matter to God.
        • Eating meat, esteeming certain days, matters of personal preference
      • Things that do matter to God
    • However, there are some things that must cause a severance of fellowship.
      • I Corinthians 5
      • Romans 16:17

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