Home Churches

Home Churches – Anchors of Accountability

 

“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4 NIV)

Small group anchors of accountability and support…One person once said a Fellowship home church is like traveling to Denver. One can fly or drive, but experiencing a Fellowship home church is like walking or taking a wagon train to Denver. You may not get there quickly, but as you do, you will have gained something far greater…a Spiritual family.

The true meaning of fellowship demands a special form to accomplish its true function. That form is the Home Church. A home church is like a spiritual family. Hopefully a more healthy functional family than what most of are accustomed to—the way that God intended the family to be.

When the local church is smaller or divided up into smaller groups (about the size of a group that can meet in a home), then the New Testament’s “One Another” commands–to be devoted to, to be like-minded with, to accept, to admonish, to serve, to forbear, to forgive, to teach, to be subject to, to not lie to, to comfort, to pray for and to confess sins to one another–make better sense.

Love One Another
John 13:34,35

Be Devoted to One Another
Romans 12:16

Build up One Another
Romans 14:19

Same mind with One Another
Romans 15:5

Give preference to One Another
Romans 12:10

Don’t judge One Another
Romans 14:13

Pursue peace.. with One Another
Romans 15:5

Accept One Another
Romans 15:7

Admonish One Another
Romans 15:14

Care for One Another
Romans 1 Corinthians 12:25

Serve One Another
Galatians 5:13

Bear One Another’s burdens
Galatians 6:2

Forbear with One Another
Ephesians 4:1, 2

Be kind to One Another
Ephesians4:32

Speak Psalms to One Another
Ephesians 5:18-21

Be subject to One Another
Ephesians 5:18-21

Don’t lie to One Another
Colossians 3:9

Bear & forgive One Another
Colossians 3:9

Teach One Another
Colossians 3:16

Increase in Love for One Another
1 Thessalonians3:12

Comfort One Another
1 Thessalonians 4:18

Encourage One Another
Hebrews 3:13

Stimulate One Another to love…
Hebrews 10:23-25

Don’t slander One Another
James 4:11

Confess sins to One Another
James 5:16

Pray for One Another
James 5:16

Be hospitable to One Another
1 Peter 4:9

Be humble toward One Another
1 Peter 5:5

For more on Fellowship’s Home Churches Visit our Fellowship 101 page.