As I shared in our Focus 2015 message a few weeks ago, the New Testament idea of fellowship could be best described as being a “mutual bond of purpose”.
So what is the purpose we are mutually bound to fulfill?
As a church, our mutual bond of purpose is built upon our common union we have because of our faith in Christ. His death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead and the sending of the Holy Spirit to fill each one of us has made us joint heirs with Jesus. We are sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father and brother and sisters together with Jesus.
As result of sharing this common union with Jesus we have a united purpose to obey Jesus’ three great commands: