Fellowship & Community (Graduation Recognition Sunday)

The Bible says…

#1. You belong in God’s family with others.
Ephesians 2:19 “You are a member of God’s very own family and you belong in God’s household with other Christians.”

#2. You need encouragement to grow spiritually.
Hebrews 10:25“Let us think of one another and how we ought to encourage  one another.”

#3. You need accountability to grow spiritually.
Proverbs 27:27“People learn from one another, just as iron  sharpens iron”
It is almost impossible to be the right kind of person when you are around the wrong kind of people.
If you are not around the right people, you will go in the wrong direction.
Galatians 6:1 “ Brothers if some one is overtaken in a fault you who are spiritual should restore him spiritually.”

# 4. Christ is present when we fellowship together
Matthew 18:20 “For whenever two or more gather in my name, I am there among them.”

#5. There is great power when people pray together
Some of you don’t have the strength to make it alone.
There is more greatness, more potential, more success in everyone of you when you are around other believers.
God sees more in you than you can see in yourself.

# 6. Our fellowship is a witness to the lost world
John 17 “So that the world will believe that you sent me.”
John 13:34 “By this all men will know you are my disciples if you love one another.”

#7. You are connected to, obligated to and needed by every other believer.
1 Corinthians 12:5 “Together you form the body of Christ and each one is a necessary part of it.”
If you can be bought Satan will find your price and offer it to you.
John 13:34 “By this all men will know you are my disciples if you love one another.”