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We begin with the words “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens” (v. 19). Fellowship is enjoyed by those in God’s family and with His people, however, today God dwells in people. The early Christians devoted themselves to fellowship. They just didn’t have fellowship; they devoted themselves to it. This means that fellowship was a priority and one of the objectives for gathering together. They made fellowship a priority.
Biblical Christian fellowship is two-dimensional, and it has to be vertical before it can be horizontal. We must have a relationship to the Father through His Son Jesus Christ before we can know the reality of fellowship with each other. Paul says, “you are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone” (vv. 20-21). In Him, and in fellowship with one another, you are being built as a place for God’s Spirit to live (v. 22).
Lord help me to be a person who promotes genuine fellowship and is hospitable to others (I Peter 4:9), praying for others (James 5:16), and teaching and giving myself to others (Gal. 5:13).
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Ephesians 1:1-6Our Riches in Christ
Ephesians 1:7-14Redemption For The Believer in Christ
Ephesians 1:15-23Prayer For Knowledge And Power
Ephesians 2:1-3How we Were ’Before’ Salvation
Ephesians 2:4-10How He Works in Us ’After’ Salvation
Ephesians 2:11-13My Position in Christ As a Gentile
Ephesians 2:14-18We Are One Body in Christ
Ephesians 2:19-22Fellowship Needs to Be a Priority
Ephesians 3:1-6Missionary to The Gentiles
Ephesians 3:7-13Mystery of God’s Grace
Ephesians 3:14-21Prayer For God’s Power And Love
Ephesians 4:1-6Spiritual Unity
Ephesians 4:7-16Gifts From The Risen Messiah
Ephesians 4:17-22Walk As a New Person in Christ
Ephesians 4:23-29Be Holy And Not Sinful
Ephesians 4:30-32Grieving God’s Spirit by The Way we Live
Ephesians 5:1-7Who do You Try to Imitate?
Ephesians 5:8-14Walk as Children of Light
Ephesians 5:15-21Evidences Of a Spirit-filled Life
Ephesians 5:22-24Instructions to Wives
Ephesians 5:25-33Instructions to Husbands