“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)
Fellowship is communion with other believers in order to encourage one another’s walk with the Lord. It is the love of Christ that can unite people from diverse backgrounds and with distinctive personalities so that they are able to call each other “brother” and “sister.”
The word “fellowship” means much more than getting together for social interaction. It involves bonding, participation, communication, and affection as you would expect in a natural family. So, fellowship is family-ship. Fellowship in the church involves the nurturing and edification (building up) of one another so that we function as a family. It takes that kind of familial relationship to make the rest of the church functions work properly.

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