Fellowship

  • Send out this handout prior to the first TLC session: fellowship.docx
    • it will serve as a guideline for the first few sessions.

1 - The purpose of fellowship

  • bring something to the group

1.1 - The believer is encouraged & grows in Christ

1.2 - The world comes to know that Jesus was sent of God

  • unity

2 - Conditions for fellowship

2.1 - A basic commitment to one another

Without a basic trust there can be no fellowship. The depth of fellowship will vary according to the depth of commitment. Rom 12:10, “ Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality”.

Questions for discussion (break into groups)

  • What are the challenges?
  • how can it be overcome?

2.2 - Our commitment must be blessed on “Agape”

  • commit to pray for one another
    • email prayer requests
  • Everyone needs to open up to each other
    • Confession
  • Must go beyond skin deep
  • storming → norming → performing

2.3 - True Fellowship is Christ-Centred

Our fellowship with one another is founded in our common commitment to Christ. Philippians 2:1-4, “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others”

2.4 - Walking in the light

2.5 - A genuine interest in the other’s well-being

2.6 - A willingness to lay down one’s life

Questions for discussion (break into groups)

  • Each of us make up different parts
  1. What do you see for this cell group in 6 months?
  2. How can you help / contribute? Be specific.

3 - Results of Fellowship

4 - Having given some knowledge on ‘fellowship’, what is your response and commitment to our Touch Life Cell? Do you need further discussion? We are most happy to serve you.

The parts of the Body

 
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