Koinonia

The Fellowship of the Saints

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts‬ ‭2:42‬)

Fifty days after Christ’s resurrection His followers were filled by the promised Holy Spirit, marking the birth of the Church.  Within weeks thousands were added to their number.  The Christian community in Jerusalem had to learn very quickly how to work and walk with each other in truth and love.

The Greek word “Koinonia” is commonly translated into English as “fellowship” (see Acts 2:42). True Christian fellowship is not easy nor to be taken for granted, yet is the foundation for the Church and fuels her mission to the world. The first 7 chapters of the Book of Acts helps us to better understand the challenges and joys of being in such Christian community — to walk together.

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Speaker: Ian Ma
Scripture: Psalm 22:22-31
Date: 2021-12-26

Psalm 22:22-31 (NIV)

I will declare your name to my people;
    in the assembly I will praise you.

23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

 

24 For he has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

Speaker: Ian Ma
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
Date: 2021-11-21

Ephesians 4:1-16 (NIV)

Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Speaker: Ian Ma
Scripture: Luke 11:27-28
Date: 2021-05-09

Luke 11:27-28 (NIV)

As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”