Fellowship with God


God has put a desire for fellowship into every one of us, a desire He intended to be satisfied in relationships with other people, but most of all, to be satisfied by a close fellowship with Him.

The word fellowship comes from the ancient Greek word koinonia, which speaks of a sharing, a communion, a common bond and common life. It speaks of a living, breathing, sharing, loving relationship with another person. It is possible to have such a relationship with God, and 1 John 1 explains this very clearly.

1. The Greek mind-set highly prized the idea of fellowship, but believed it was restricted to men among men. The idea of an intimate relationship with God would have been revolutionary. In 1 John 1:3, with whom did John say it was possible to have fellowship?

2. In 1 John 1:7, what is the condition for fellowship with God and one another?

3. What is the result of fellowship with God? (1 John 1:4)

4. Some to claim a relationship with God that they do not have. Others think they have a relationship with God that they do not have. According to 1 John 1:6, they are not in fellowship with God if they ...

5. Sin, especially habitual sin, is a hindrance to fellowship with God. If we say we have no sin, we (1 John 1:8)

6. What will God do if we confess our sins? (1 John 1:9)

7. If you had the chance to sit down and have coffee with Jesus, what would you do differently?

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