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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7922 fellowship, with God
7922 fellowship, with God

7922 fellowship, with God

The relationship with God, disrupted by sin yet established through Jesus Christ, which provides the only proper basis for true human fellowship. God’s desire for fellowship with humanity is made known through his calling of a people to be his own and to reflect his holiness and love.

God’s fellowship with his people is shown by his presence

God’s presence with Israel Lev 26:12 See also Ex 33:14; Isa 63:9; Hag 1:13

God’s presence in the tabernacle Ex 25:8 See also Ex 29:45-46; Ex 40:34-36; Lev 26:11; Dt 12:11

God’s presence in the temple 1Ki 6:12-13 See also 1Ki 8:29 pp 2Ch 6:20; 2Ch 7:1-2; Isa 6:1

God’s presence in the new Jerusalem Zec 2:10-13 See also Eze 37:26-28; Eze 43:4-7; Eze 48:35; Rev 21:3

The church’s fellowship with God

Fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Jn 14:23 See also Jn 14:7,16-17 fellowship with the Spirit

Fellowship is made possible through Jesus Christ Eph 2:18-19 See also Ro 5:10; 2Co 5:18-19; Col 1:20-22; Heb 10:19-22

Fellowship with Jesus Christ 1Co 1:9 See also Mt 28:20 Jesus Christ’s presence with his disciples; Jn 15:4-5 abiding in Christ; Ro 6:4-5 united with Christ in his death and resurrection; 1Co 10:15-16 communion with Christ at the Lord’s Supper; Php 3:10 sharing in Christ’s sufferings

Fellowship with God is inseparable from fellowship with one another 1Jn 1:3 See also Mt 18:20; Mk 9:37; Jn 17:21; 2Co 13:11

The demands of fellowship with God

Holiness Lev 20:26; 2Co 6:14-18 See also Ex 34:12-14; Ezr 6:21; 1Co 5:11; Eph 5:8-11; Jas 4:4

Obedience to God’s will 1Jn 3:24 See also Isa 57:15; Mt 12:49-50 pp Mk 3:34-35 pp Lk 8:21; Jn 14:21

Sin separates people from fellowship with God

Isa 59:2; 1Jn 1:5-6 See also Ge 3:8; Eze 39:23

Examples of fellowship with God

Ge 5:22 Enoch; Ge 6:9 Noah; 2Ch 20:7 Abraham Moses: Ex 33:11; Nu 12:3
Jos 1:9 Joshua; Mal 2:6 Levi

See also

1510Trinity, the
7364fellowship offering
8102abiding in Christ
8122friendship with God
8604prayer, response to God
9414heaven, community of redeemed

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