When the grace of God is actively shaping the lives of His children, the purging of selfishness and the development of selflessness occurs. As grace deepens in the heart of believers, they find themselves denying self-interests, self-pleasures, and self-fulfillment to be replaced by attitudes and actions of self-sacrifice for the good of others and that on a continual basis (1 Corinthians 15:10).
This Lord’s Day evening we continue our series in 1 John by looking at the requirements for us to have fellowship with God and one another. By identifying them, we are ensured our fellowship is spiritual and Biblical.
This Lord’s Day morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus and will do so looking at the first person to dialogue with Him after He rose from the dead – Mary Magdalene. She is a wonderful picture of what happens to a person who truly encounters the Lord Jesus.
This Lord’s Day evening we continue our series in 1 John by defining what is one of its great Biblical themes – fellowship. In looking at Biblical fellowship, we must allow the Bible define it and then guide us to its practice.