Tuesday, January 06, 2009

DC 201 - Week 1 - Biblical Fellowship

When Christians (or perhaps more appropriately, churchgoers) get together, they often call it fellowship. But is a mere social gathering of friends who share the same church rightly to be considered Biblical Fellowship? That's the topic for the week, and the workload might break down something like this:

Monday - Read Colossians, Luke 1-6, and Proverbs 16 and comment.
Tuesday - Read "Steps to Biblical Fellowship" by Jerry Bridges and "Authentic Fellowship" by Howard Snyder. Make notes in the margins as appropriate.
Wednesday - Memorize Ephesians 4:2, "Be completely humble and gentle. Be patient, bearing with one another in love." Review past memory verses (2 Peter 3:18 and Ephesians 2:10).
Thursday - Answer workbook questions 1a-d and 2a-c (7 questions) and review memory verses.
Friday - Answer workbook questions 3a-b, 4, 5, and 6 (5 questions) and review memory verses.

Let's make an intentional effort to build one another up in the faith by pursuing intimacy with our brethren and by responding in humble honesty when our brethren pursue intimacy with us.

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