Genuine, intimate connection is vital to the believer’s walk with God.
Today, communities aren’t limited by geography. We now have access to people around the world who share our passions, and we can connect from anywhere. This kind of community-building innovation is amazing, but God calls Christians to a type of fellowship that transcends our interests.
Jesus knew authentic community was important, so He surrounded Himself with a small group of disciples to minister and serve with Him. The Greek word most often used in Scripture for Christian community is koinonia, which expresses sharing life with such significant depth and intimacy that it’s almost untranslatable.
This is the word John uses when he says, “What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). What might it look like to joyfully encourage this kind of genuine, intimate connection with others in your life—both on this blessed Palm Sunday and every day that follows?
Think about it
• What does true fellowship look like to you? Do you experience it on a regular basis, and if so, where?