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- Romans 15:29 shows that each encounter with another is an opportunity to bring a blessing from Christ, “I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.” (NIV) God desires every follower of Christ to regularly experience Him. God did not just touch your life for yourself, but also for the fellowship of believers. God wants your time with fellow believers to be a time for Christ in you to overflow to others. This will vary between believers. Approach your encounters with others to be a time where Christ in you blesses the other.
- Hebrews 3:13 challenges you to encourage fellow believers, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.” (NIV) Walking with Christ requires the constant encouragement of fellow believers. Challenges, temptations, sinful opportunities, and discouragement are all prime possibilities for satan and the world to turn your heart away from God. God designed your walk with Christ to find encouragement not only from the Holy
Spirit,but also from the body of Christ. God uses the body of Christ to help you experience and be equipped with a greater measure of Christ.
- Hebrews 10:24 shows how believers can play an important role in pointing you to righteousness, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (NIV) We live in a world that operates and rewards those that do not live for God. God uses fellowship and accountability to not only help point you to
righteousness,but also help prepare you for righteous living.
Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (NIV)
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