40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 21 – Fellowship


7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)


Quite frequently, when we discuss the topic of Fellowship we focus on getting together for an event, and often to have fun.  Of course, we know that Fellowship is much more than that.  It evolves from a common identity for believers manufactured by our savior.  As is evident from the passage above, Fellowship has less to do with “delight” than “the Light”.  Further, it is more about an ongoing journey (“if we walk”) than occasions – a journey that often involves common suffering instead of fun.

Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible verses above.


Something to think about:

Is the concept of walking together with other believers (i.e., doing life’s journey together) a sufficient feature of your life?

4 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 21 – Fellowship

  1. This is where I have seen the power of discipleship. Some of the people that I am closest to (doing life’s journey together) are those that I currently disciple or have discipled and those who would have discipled me. This must be intentional. I must admit that because of the nature of my job (missionary) this could be ”easier” to do than for others say in the marketplace because this is my main focus on any given day. As believers we are all called to make disciples wherever God has placed us. Let us be intentional about seeking out persons that we could invest our life in and those who would be willing to invest their lives into us.

  2. Makes sense.

  3. Once again, I cannot say “doing life’s journey together” is a sufficient feature of my life unless I am going to rationalize ‘sufficiency’ as a philosophical relativism. That would absolutely qualify me but from an unencumbered critical analysis of the statement, it is not a “sufficient feature” of my life.

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