The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:
1. Conditions for Fellowship
2. Conduct for Fellowship
3. Characteristics of Fellowship
4. Consequences of Fellowship
In this lesson we will look at the “Characteristics of Fellowship” which is the next “C” in our study of the 4 C’s of Fellowship with GOD.
Read 1 John 3:11-18
11, ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12, Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13, Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14, ¶ We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15, Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16, Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17, But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18, My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
When we are in close Fellowship with GOD, We should have some noticeably different characteristics in our life. We will discuss only two in this lesson; however there are many more. The two that I would like to discuss are:
- Brotherly Love (Kindness)