“Loving Fellowship in Christ”
Paul encouraged the people in church in Ephesus to pray at all times in the Spirit (Eph 6:18). And he also asked them to pray for him (6:19-20). And he sent Tychicus to the church so that he can let them know how Paul was and what he was doing (6:21). While in prison, Paul still had the loving fellowship in Christ. That was Tychicus. And he sent Tychicus to Ephesus. He hoped that the loving fellowship in Christ will spread through Tychicus’ fellowship with brothers and sisters in Ephesus to all the saints in Christ.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflection:
1) Have you ever experienced encouragement in the fellowship at NLIF? Have you ever experienced that God used you to encourage someone? How was it?
2) Read 1 Cor 6:19-20. Is there anything surprising for you? Is there anything that doesn’t agree with your idea, or anything you find difficult to accept? What kind of help do you need? What is the significance of this scripture for fellowship in church?
3) Read Eph 6:23-24. Let’s think of someone. Let’s declare blessing for the person this one week using this scripture. When you pray, imagine God is now actually working for the person’s situation.
NLIF is an international church in Yangon. Come and join our English Sunday worship service.
We are an evangelical congregation emphasizing Bible centered and Spirit-empowered living. We hope to be a blessing to you.