5. Fellowship

We were never meant to walk our Christian journey alone. In fact, one scheme of the enemy is to isolate believers. Together, we can pray for one another. Together, we can seek God and believe for a miracle in impossible situations. We see this model in Mark 6:7, as he sends out the disciples in pairs. It’s clear, we weren’t meant to walk out our faith alone. Although the virtual model of church continues to share the gospel abroad, it may still force believers into a state of isolation. In his book, When The Church Was Family, Joseph Hellerman states that church should not just be focused on one’s relationship with God, but also relationships with one another. The entire early church experience was founded within the context of community from Jesus’ choosing of the twelve disciples, to the 5,000 fed, to the upper room encounter with the Holy Spirit, and the first churches meeting within homes. The Christian experience was founded on togetherness. Even the Lord’s prayer isn’t in singular form as it states,

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
    but deliver us from the evil one.

(Matthew 6:9-13)

It is clear that the Lord wants us to walk out our faith together and in person. Seek the Lord today for local churches where you can be of service and that can minister to your family in this time. For assistance on finding a local church visit here.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

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