Of the Communion of Saints.
Chapter 27, Paragraph 2.
“Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services, as tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in outward things according to their several abilities, and necessities;…”
Hebrews 10:24,25, 3:12,13
Christians are not to go solo. Being part of the fellowship of saints means that we have to actually be around other saints. It means that we show up to worship services and other meetings of the church, unless providentially hindered. How many profess to know Christ but have no interest in knowing His bride?
Attending the services of your church is vital to your spiritual health. But to fellowship with the saints entails more than just showing up to church and then going home again. It means that those you fellowship with will be in your prayers throughout the week. It means that you will get to know them. When they have a need, you will know because you are concerned for their well-being. It means you will give them aid as you are able.
It is easy to sit back and let someone else take care of the needs of those in our midst. Some might think that is the elders and deacons’ job, not something regular churchgoers need to be concerned about. But the church is not made up of only elders and deacons, with the members merely spectators. Christian, you are a part of the church. Make sure you care for her.
Questions to Consider
- Do you treat church as nice, but not necessary? Are you caring for those in your fellowship?