A sk United Methodists to define “fellowship,” and they’ll answer something like: “believers sharing a meal at a previously agreed upon time and location.’’ The New Testament Greek word koinonia, often translated “fellowship,” also can be rendered “partnership” or “participation.” My personal, where-the-rubber-meets-the-road definition, is “two or more fellows seated in the same boat, rowing in the same direction.”
Soon after God appeared to Moses in the burning bush, He gave him directions for rowing, saying, “I will be with you. This will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain (Exodus 3:12, New International Version).”
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