Christian Community

Hebrews 10:25
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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| ESTABLISH A CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP | CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LOCATIONS |
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| CFI COMMUNITY | COMMUNITY | FELLOWSHIP | HOW WE LIVE | VISIT A COMMUNITY | ELDERS | INTERNS | FORMS |
| QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | PUBLISHING | MEDIA | STORE | FARM | PERMACULTURE | COMMUNITY LINKS |
| AFFILIATE MALL | ART FOR SALE | SURVIVAL | DEFENCE | CONTACT |


HOW TO establish a Christian Fellowship?

The first thing to make sure of is that you are a Born Again believer.
"John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Second - Make sure that you know and accept God's Plan of Salvation for you and the people you meet. Go through the Plan here: God's Plan of Salvation for YOU!

Third - CHAIN the Plan of Salvation in your Bible. We recommend the King James Version of the Bible. See why here...

Fourth - SEEK ye first the KINGDOM of GOD!
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

WHO

We as Christians should always SEEK like minded Christians to fellowship with and then as a part of the Church of Jesus Christ we should witness to our family, friends, acquaintances as well as our enemies, using God's Plan of Salvation for YOU! Inviting them into the fold. This includes ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

WHAT

The purpose of the Fellowship is TWO pronged, 1) to establish the nucleus of a core group of believers into a cohesive local church of disciples, a minimum of 5 adults, as well as 2) the core group forming the basis of a Christian Community. Each entity supports each other, where the Community is part and parcel of the local Fellowship which is formed for the benefit of all Christians. The Christian Community lives and works together forming a close bond of mutual love, respect and support.

The New Testament Church IS a Christian Community and has been down through the ages starting with Jesus Christ and His 12 disciples and their attending families.

Acts 2:37-47 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

[Pastor's Note: This sentence is a GENERATIONAL statement and is not a statement of distance as to FAR OFF meaning into another town. It means Generation after Generation and as many genreations there are in the future. The PROMISE is to all Generations! GOD, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is still alive and is still performing His wonderful Miracles in this day and age IT DID NOT STOP IN THE EARLY CHURCH! We as Christians are just not moving in these graces from God! If we will just GO forward with the Holy Spirit, God will move with us! BUT we have to take the first steps, and step out in Faith and remit the sins of the people Heal the sick and declare the Kingdom of God is NIGH them!]

And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

WHEN

The time is NOW!

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

A Disciple is a follower of Christ, called a Christian! If you aren't a Disciple, you are NOT a follower of Christ or a Christian!

WHERE

Grow where you are planted! Starting from your immediate town, then spreading out into your district and then Province, Country and then finally the world!

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

WHY

Because Jesus commanded it!

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.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

HOW

Using the Bible, teach all people that you come into contact with, the Gospel of Christ. Do NOT encroach on other people's vineyard. Do NOT evangelize born again Christians, go to the people who do not believe in God or have left or do not attend a church. The harvest is ready and there are enough lost souls for everyone. The labourers are FEW, of which you are one of.

Luke 9:1-6 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

From your Fellowship or Christian Community send them out in twos to preach the Gospel. When your Fellowship or Christian Community gets too BIG, people wise, split the Fellowship or Christian Community and send out people in groups of 12 to establish NEW Fellowships and Christian Communities. The reason for the 12 is that God will have the various skills, talents, experience and Ministries required to facilitate the proper running of the Fellowships. When houses are mentioned in the Scriptures they are talking about the Fellowships and/or Christian Communities in these houses, or the Churches established there. DO NOT FORGET, the CHURCH is PEOPLE (the Church of Jesus Christ), NOT buildings!

Luke 10:1-9 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

The CHRISTIAN CHURCH has forgotten the primary directive to Preach the GOSPEL AND HEAL the Sick, not only telling people about God BUT also showing the POWER of God in Healing and Miracles. ALL Christians have the Holy Spirit indwelling with all the Power that He entails!

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