3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:3 – 10)
Yesterday we reflected on the potential for Christian fellowship to positively impact a world in need. Today as we conclude our focus on the Discipline of Fellowship, I am reminded that the genesis of this 40 Days of Discipline journey was the fellowship a group of men in Trinidad & Tobago experienced approximately 10 years ago. The group, called New Trench Warriors, demonstrated the significant impact Christians can have on the world when fellowship works.
The passage above, written by Paul while in prison, captures how deeply the Apostle felt about Christian fellowship. Please prayerfully read the passage and answer the question below.
Have you experienced Christian fellowship similar to what the Apostle Paul Describes? Please share your experience.