Carol Clegg-Lamptey

I can’t even put into words how uplifted I am after church service these days.
A far cry from the beginning of the year when I was in the throes of depression.
We thank God those days are behind me, never to return again.
I get backing!!!!

What is fellowship in the biblical sense?
Did you ever check on the meaning of ‘koinonia’ ?? I’m ashamed to say I never did 😅.
Well, I was enlightened by the sermon yesterday on ‘Power in fellowship’ .

Fellowship is shared participation within a community.
The word in Greek (drum roll please) is koinonia, which is often translated into English as sharing, fellowship or communion.
There you have it.

This brings to mind the early church in the book of Acts.

Acts 2:41-47 NIV –

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.

45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,

47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

I’m sure some will eye the part about breaking bread.
On that note, a gentle reminder to my cell group leader that the year is ending — we need to break some bread and also to my fellow choristers 😜🫣.

Thus far has the Lord brought us!!!

These are some lessons I picked from the sermon preached yesterday in church.
God bless the preacher paaaa!

– The foundation of fellowship is the Lord Jesus Christ.
– We can only have fellowship with each other when we have true fellowship with God.
– Our fellowship with God should be deep, rich and true.
– We have fellowship with God through His Word, worship, praise, by meditating on His character and goodness among others. That’s why studying that Names of God is so amazing. I’m learning so much myself.
FELLOWSHIP IS NOT ONE SIDED; IT REQUIRES ACTIVE PARTICIPATION.                     Else it ceases to be called fellowship.
– Fellowship gives us the power to be an effective witness through the power of the Holy Spirit.
– Fellowship enables us to meet the needs of others and have our own needs met.

What does the Bible say about fellowship??

Hebrews 10:19-25 NIV –

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,

25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

As much as I appreciate the option of online service; it can never beat in person service.
To be able to smile, touch, hug the next person.
It is something else.

God bless us all, and let’s keep meeting together.

This song is to all my friends out there. God bless you!!!                               https://youtu.be/CSK5eApRGwQ?si=PX9If0g5KQ0LLLth

God is good, all the time, and all the time God is goooood!!!!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More
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