The Test of Fellowship [1 John 2:18-21]

Sermon Notes

Date: 10/20/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:18-21

Description: Sometimes familiar words lose their meaning.  The word fellowship is like that. We use the word fellowship as an adjective to describe a church event.  For instance, a potluck becomes a “fellowship meal” and just hanging out with other believers becomes “fellowshipping”.  The term fellowship though is significant in meaning and must be understood within the context of Christ’s fellowship with His people.  As Christ is in fellowship with His people, His people are in fellowship with each other.  The teaching of and about Christ become the truth upon which our fellowship is based.

In our message today, we see that there are some who have broken fellowship, they have dis-fellowshipped themselves over the truth.  John tells the church that those who have left — left because they never were truly in fellowship in the first place.

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