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Fellowship, among believers

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The fellowship that believers share as a result of their common union with God through Jesus Christ is expressed in life together. It is evident in worship together, in a love for one another which reflects God’s own love and in a practical commitment to one another which is demonstrated in concern for the weak and readiness to share with the poor and needy.

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1 John 4:10–12 NASB95
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
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Acts 2:42 NASB95
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Psalm 55:14 NASB95
We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
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Acts 1:14 NASB95
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
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; ; Love feasts accompanied the Lord’s Supper though these were open to abuse.
Hebrews 13:16 NASB95
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
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Romans 12:13 NASB95
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
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See also God’s people are to reflect his concern for the needy in society; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Job’s compassion for the needy; the daily distribution to widows; Tabitha’s concern for the poor
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Galatians 6:1–2 NASB95
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
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Isaiah 35:3–4 NASB95
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”
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Hebrews 10:24–25 NASB95
and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
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Romans 15:2 NASB95
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
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1 Peter 3:8 NASB95
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
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Moses and Hobab; David and Jonathan; Jehu and Jehonadab
Troublemakers in David’s army are unwilling to share the spoils; factions within the church at Corinth; Selfishness at love feasts humiliates the poor.
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