Hi there, to all of our earthly, but heavenly family, brethren! How are you? We ask that sincerely! Drop a line or two to let us know what’s up in your life. It helps us to know how to pray for you. Our Resurrection Sunday was full, with church and Sunday School in AM, dinner with our sons and others, then 5:00 evening service, followed by a time of more food and fellowship.
Fellowship is a vital part of our Christian lives. We fellowship as brothers and sisters in Christ; we are brethren. Do you know why we call each other brethren? In Hebrews 2:11,12,17; Hebrews 3:1 & 12, and in Hebrews 10:19 and 13:22, Jesus calls the saved, brethren. Prior to that, Jesus called his followers, brethren, in the gospels. We are called brethren by Paul repeatedly in the books of Acts, Romans, I & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, and I Thessalonians, and once in II Thessalonians.
We are to love one another, forgive one another, and forbear one another, as brethren. This subject is covered, at least briefly, in New Life Series, lesson 3, page 2. The lesson itself will remind you of God’s expected behavior toward all men and before all men, as an example of godliness, but especially toward the brethren, thus maintaining fellowship.
Have you seen this lesson yet? If not, we recommend that you take time to review it. Pulling up the answer key will be the best way to review its content. We trust that you will be helped, or that you are able to teach others how brethren are to be a godly example before the world, and for Jesus Christ. Jesus is our brother as well as our Savior. We need to fellowship with Him and with the brethren. Until next time, God bless you all, dear brethren!