In our reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ, we received restoration of the most important relationship – with God. Once we were far away but now we are brought near and called children of God.
1 John 1:3 NLT – We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
Because of this fellowship with God the Father through Jesus Christ, we can now have fellowship with full joy in our church family.
“‘Fellowship’ is a specifically Christian word and denotes that common participation in the grace of God, the salvation of Christ and the indwelling Spirit which is the spiritual birthright of all believers. It is our common possession of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which makes us one…our fellowship with each other is impossible without fellowship with Father and the Son.” [Stott, John. TNTC: The Letters of John, 67]
This is the starting point of fellowship – our reconciled relationship to God.
Let’s praise the One who restored us to the most important relationship and sing, “Our Father” by Hillsong Worship (Click here).
Prayer: Lord, thank you for this fellowship, spiritual birthright of all believers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.