Text: Ephesians 2:11-19
Memory verse: … and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ – 1John1:3
Since the fall of Adam, the whole of humanity had become strangers to God. The line of communication between God and man had become distorted that they no longer understand each other.
In the old testament, the children of Israel dreaded the presence of God and so could not fellowship with Him. (Hebrews 12:18-21). But in the new covenant established upon the sacrifice of the blood of Jesus, the broken relationship between God and man was restored and a new order began (Eph.2:14-15).
For this reason, man does not need to go to the mountains or the valley in search of God anymore because God has come to dwell in man (Psalm 68:18).
1. How do you fellowship with God? You can fellowship with God through:
• Prayers (Psalm 42:7)
• Studying the Scripture (John 5:39, Acts 17:11, 2Timothy 2:15)
• Meditation (Psalm 143:5, Psalm 39:3)
• Praise & Worship (Acts 17:25-26, Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:19-20)
• Speaking with Other Tongues (Jude vs. 20, 1Cor. 14:39-40)
2. How do you measure your growth in your fellowship with God? To know if you are having a smooth running and unbroken fellowship with God, consider the following indicators:
• Time spent with prayers – How much time do you spend praying, studying, and meditating on the scripture daily?
• Hearing God – When last did God speak back to you after praying?
• Instructions from God – What specific instructions did you receive recently after studying or meditating on the Word?
• Transformed living- Are you becoming more like Christ? (2Cor.3:18, Rom. 8:29)
3. How do you keep your Fellowship with God? You can keep your fellowship with God when:
- You live a life of obedience and holiness.
- Maintain a daily life of prayer, particularly through morning devotion (Psalm 5:3, Psalm 55:17, Psalm 88:13, Psalm 119:147)
- Continue in the word of God. John8:31 (Study the Scripture systematically: by Chapter, by Book, by topic, by personality, and so on.)
Fellowshipping with God is the greatest privilege every believer can ever have (Psalm 65:4). Thus, we should not toil with this great opportunity. Living an effective Christian life is hinged on maintaining a constant life of fellowship with God.