"Truly Our Fellowship"

By Rev. Jay Pearson

How many of you woke up this morning with thoughts of what you needed to do today? Maybe next you considered what you wanted to do. Then you actually do something entirely different to start your day.  Some may choose to do nothing but nothing is something. My point is we are a task-oriented people. We are destined to do something. When did this all start?

Genesis 2:8
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:15
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

God gave man an assignment. God told the man what he could do for sustenance. He also told him what not to do. This was man’s initial fellowship with the Father. We all know how that ended. Thankfully we all know how that fellowship was restored through Jesus Christ his Son.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Truly our fellowship with the Father and the Son is so much more than just doing his commands.  It was not attained by or through our doing but was freely given through the loving doing of the Father and his Son. Fellowship is to be with. It’s to hang out, abide, remain with, and talk to in loving respect and the fear of God. Never forgetting who is in charge. Not the world, not the circumstance, not those who oppose the will of God and deny his presence, but the Creator of the heavens and the earth and all that is in them is in charge. Truly our fellowship is with God almighty and his Son Jesus Christ and with each other also.

1 John 1:3
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

FELLOWSHIP: 1) an association of people who share common beliefs or activities.
2) the state of being with someone

Now we are getting down to it. Are you with the Lord this morning? Have you spoken to him yet? We are together in body and hopefully mind this morning. How about yesterday? Jesus saved us and placed us in the body to love one another as he loved us. So yes I’m convicted. Many times, I’m absorbed by my own desires or circumstances and find myself halfway through the morning before I stop and pray. It’s not difficult to talk to God and his Son. It’s not difficult to think of, consider, and pray for each other also.

Truly our fellowship with the Father and his Son should be realized throughout our doings. It’s not something that you accomplish, it is something that you are doing. It is never finished, thank God, because he is constantly encouraging us through the Holy Spirit to exercise godliness. It’s a godly thing to love without partiality toward your brethren. God gives us the ultimate example in John 3:16. Fellowship is to be with. Our fellowship is restored through and kept by Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We all know how much better our days are when we pray and speak to our Father and his Son. It’s easy to let it slip. It’s also easy to open our mouth and heart and pray. The more you exercise your body the more fit you’ll be. The more you exercise your spirit the more spiritually fit you’ll be.

1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Jude 1:20
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

God is listening and watching. Are you speaking with your mouth and heart today? Pray for me and I wish to pray for you more often. Remember last Sunday’s exhortation.

Romans 12:12
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Praying to God, speaking to God, communicating with God and his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and one another is truly our fellowship.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Truly our Fellowship is with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Let us pray and talk to them more. Let’s remember to pray for each other also.


Presented June 6, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana