Growing Through Fellowship
For we are members of [Christ’s] body. Ephesians 5:30
The only thing that counts as far as our salvation is concerned is our relationship to Jesus Christ. If you have acknowledged your sinfulness and truly trusted Christ to save you, then nothing can take away your salvation.
If we are committed to Jesus, however, God also wants us to become part of a fellowship of believers. God wants us to grow in our faith, and one of the ways we do this is through our fellowship with other believers. The Bible says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). It also says, “Let us not give up meeting together … but let us encourage one another” (Hebrews 10:25).
Ask God to lead you to a church – to a body of believers – where you can grow spiritually. God will use the preaching of His Word and the congregation’s worship to encourage and strengthen you. Get involved also in other activities in your church – a Bible study, a prayer group, or a service project. God will use them to help you grow in your faith – and He also will use you to help others.