7924 fellowship, in Christian service
Partnership in a common enterprise. God’s people are called to work together especially in the task of mission, to recognise one another’s gifts and to give support to one another’s ministries.
Fellowship in mission
Fellowship between Paul and his co-workers Php 4:3 Barnabas: Ac 11:26-30; Ac 13:42-50; Ac 14:1-23; Ac 15:22-29
Ro 16:3 Priscilla and Aquila; Ro 16:9 Urbanus; Ro 16:21 Timothy; 2Co 8:23 Titus; Php 2:25 Epaphroditus; Phm 1 Philemon; Phm 24 Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke
In fellowship different gifts are combined for effective service
Recognising one another’s gifts 1Co 12:21-26
Examples of working together in fellowship
Ecc 4:9-12 See also Dt 3:18-20 the Reubenites and the Gadites join with the rest of Israel to conquer Canaan; Jdg 20:11 all Israel unites against Gibeah; Ezr 3:8-10 Those returning from exile work together to rebuild the temple; Ne 4:6 The Israelites work together to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem; Lk 5:7-10 Peter and Andrew, James and John are business partners.
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