ME

28 Days: Day 17

Join us this evening @ 7 for a time of worship and prayer at the church.

SCRIPTURE

Ephesians 1:5 – “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family.”

OBSERVATION

Fellowship with other believers brings God pleasure because we’re formed for God’s family.  

You know why God made you?

Because he wanted a family, and that family is going to outlast your physical family because it extends into eternity. 

One of the most misunderstood ideas about the Christian life is that it’s just a matter of believing. But God says, “No, you’re not just ‘believers;’ you’re ‘belongers.’” You belong in the family of God. Did you know that fifty-eight times in the New Testament the word “one another” is used?

Love one another, care for one another, pray for one another, exhort one another, encourage one another, greet one another, and on and on and on.

UNDERSTANDING

As we read in Acts yesterday, the people who are serious about following Jesus devote themselves to the fellowship.  That word devote means to remain steadfast and faithful, to persevere and not be distracted.  Are you devoted to the fellowship?  There are so many things that fight to distract us from being devoted to the fellowship, things that are good but lead us away from God’s best.  We do a lot of rationalizing as to why we give those things higher priority but in the end the question remains…are you devoted to the fellowship?

LIFE APPLICATION

The challenge is that you will choose to be devoted to the fellowship here at DSC.  That means choosing to be present at our Sunday celebrations, being in a GROW group and choosing to be open and trusting with God’s people.  It also comes with the understanding of serving with God’s people.
 
So, will you devote yourself to the fellowship?  Why not join the family this evening as we worship God together.