42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42 – 47)
Today we turn our attention to the Discipline of Fellowship as we continue to focus on our theme: A World in Need. In the 80s and early 90s there was a popular sitcom on TV called Cheers. The sitcom took place in a bar and had a very memorable opening song, which included the following lyrics:
“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You want to be where you can see the troubles are all the same
You want to be where everybody knows your name”
I believe there is a lot of truth in the song but unfortunately a lot of people believe this kind of camaraderie is easier to achieve in a bar than in a church. Shouldn’t the quality of our fellowship be attractive to a world in need? Our passage today paints a picture of how attractive fellowship can be.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the question below.
How can our fellowship attract a world in need and point them to the Saviour?