Monday: Read 1 John 3:1. If you are God’s child and he is the Father of all Christians, what does this tell you about your relationship to other believers?
Tuesday: “Fellowship” comes from the Greek word koinonia, which means “sharing in common.” God has given you much to share. As you examine the following verses, determine what you can share with others and one practical way to share it. Read 1 John 4:11, 21; Galatians 6:2, 6; and James 5:16.
Wednesday: Read Matthew 5:22-24. Christians fellowship together on the basis of the fact that they are forgiven sinners - forgiven, yes, but still sinners. Knowing this fact, what is your responsibility toward your brother when you have offended him?
Thursday: Read Proverbs 27:17 and Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. According to each of these passages, why is fellowship important? Explain how you have personally been sharpened and strengthened in Christian fellowship.
Friday: Read Acts 2:42-47. What activities of the church in Jerusalem are mentioned? What are signs in these passages that the early church experienced deep and powerful community? What was the impact of this community on the world?
Saturday: Each believer is given different but important responsibilities in the body of the church. Read 1 Corinthians 12:14-27. Who gave the members their various functions? (1 Corinthians 12:18) What is God’s desire? (1 Corinthians 12:25) What attitudes can lead to disharmony in the body? (1 Corinthians 12:15, 1 Corinthians 12:16, and 1 Corinthians 12:21)