I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
In the beginning of the New Testament Church we see many believers gathering together and fellowshipping with each other. We can understand the importance of interacting with other Christians by examining the following short passage of scripture. When we connect with other believers, God causes something to happen in us and through us that can only be understood by having the experience. When we gather together, one person may have the gift of healing, another the gift of discernment and yet someone else may have a prophetic word. Fellowshipping together causes these various spiritual gifts to work in unity together like a car engine with all of its parts properly in place.
As Christians and Believers we should always look to give and receive when are together through fellowship with another. The beauty and joy of that is, our mutual faith gives us a common language and a common purpose for encouraging each other. A greater understanding of the importance of fellowshipping together can be understood by reading the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 12. In the chapter you will see that there are many parts to the church body being whole and functioning together.
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- Ephesians 4:4
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.-- Hebrews 2:4
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.-- Ephesians 4:7
But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.--1 Corinthians 12:18
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