Devoted to Fellowship

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					Devoted to Fellowship
   Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting
    themselves to the apostles' teaching and to
    fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to
A winter's day, in a deep and dark
  December, I am alone,
  Gazing from my window to the streets
  On (a) freshly fallen silent shroud of
  I am a rock, I am an island.
   I've built walls, A fortress deep and
    mighty, That none may penetrate.
    I have no need of friendship, friendship
    causes pain.
    It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
    I am a rock, I am an island.
Don't talk of love, but I've heard the
  words before,
  It's sleeping in my memory.

I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that
   have died.
   If I never loved I never would have
   I am a rock, I am an island.
I have my books, and my poetry to
  protect me,
  I am shielded in my armor, Hiding in my
  room, safe within my womb.
  I touch no one and no one touches me.
  I am a rock, I am an island.

 And a rock feels no pain, and an island
 never cries.

   - intimate fellowship in the church is based on a
    personal Koinonia with God in Christ by
    individual believers. Koinonia is the fullest
    possible partnership and fellowship with God
    and other believers.
   “Our Koinonia as believers is with God and His
    Son Jesus Christ. This fellowship is an intimate
    partnership. It is the sharing of all God is with us
    and all we are with God. To me, Koinonia is the
    most complete expression of a love (agape)
    relationship with God. When you live in this kind
    of love relationship with God, you will have the
    same quality of loving fellowship with other
    believers. You cannot be in fellowship with God
    and His Son and not walk in godly fellowship
    with one another!”
   Expresses shared participation in Christ
    and the bond that Christ creates between
1 John 1:2-7 2 and the life was
manifested, and we have seen and testify
and proclaim to you the eternal life, which
was with the Father and was manifested to
us-- 3 what we have seen and heard we
proclaim to you also, so that you too may
have fellowship with us; and indeed our
fellowship is with the Father, and with His
Son Jesus Christ.
These things we write, so that our joy may be
 made complete. 5 This is the message we
 have heard from Him and announce to you,
 that God is Light, and in Him there is no
 darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have
 fellowship with Him and yet walk in the
 darkness, we lie and do not practice the
 truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He
 Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship
 with one another, and the blood of Jesus
 His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Other            You
   1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of
    blessing which we bless a sharing in the
    blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we
    break a sharing in the body of Christ? 17
    Since there is one bread, we who are many
    are one body; for we all partake of the one
   Proverbs 18:1 He who separates himself
    seeks his own desire, He quarrels against
    all sound wisdom.

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