TOPIC : FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH PRAYER
TEXT: 1 JOHN 1:1-7
MEMORY VERSE: PSALM 27:4
It is the desire of God that he have communion or friendship with a being, to that end he created man in his image Gen 1:26-27 and put them in the Garden of Eden to visit them and fellowship with him Heb 2:6, but sin cut short the suppose eternal fellowship Gen 3:8.
WHAT IS FELLOWSHIP
Fellowship is a connection, interaction or relationship between two or more people who share common interest or aim.
Fellowship with God is a communion or interaction between a man and God, when the man is in relationship with God, an intimacy Man have with God to know more of Him, and to share his live with God as a father. Fellowship is built upon the platform of relationship.
WHAT IS PRAYER
Prayer is an act of communication between man and God, as father and child communication. And this communication happen with both parties. Man’s prayer must be according to God’s will Rom 8:27,
PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT
Praying in the Spirit is the act of praying in other tongue Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4, Act 10:44-46, Jude 20, 1Cor 14: 2-4.Praying in the spirit means praying according to the will of God, because God’s spirit cannot contradict the word of God . JUDE 1:20.It take spirit to communicate with the spirit, for a man to communicate with God he/she must do it by the help of the spirit because God is a spirit and they that must worship must do it through his spirit.
PEREQUISITE OF HAVING FELLOWSHIP
- SALVATION John 3:3,
- INTENTIONAL LOVE FOR GOD Matt 22:37
- OBEDIENCE 1 John 3:21-24
- IT BY THE SPIRIT John 4:24, Rom 8:26
- BY FAITH James 1:6, Mark 11:22-23
- HUMBLENESS James 4:6, Ps 10:17, Ps 51:17
FELLOWSHIP UNTO GOD WITH BRETHREN
Fellowship with brethren is the gathering together of believer in any form to seek God as a body, however we must know that our gathering is unto God and not unto ourselves 1John 1:3, Ps 133:1-3, Heb 10:24-25, Ps 122:1
IMPORTANT OF FELLOWSHIP THROUGH PRAYER
- We know the mind of God
- For making Request and Petition Mark 7:11
- For Growth and Transformation 1Cor 14:4, Jude 20,
- For Comfort John 16:24
- Establish God’s will on earth Mark 11:22-24
BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
- Jesus Matt 17: 1-7, Mark 1:35
- Elijah James 5:17-18, 1kings 17
- Daniel Dan 6:8, 10
Ps 91:1, we can’t fellowship with a person we didn’t love genuinely, only person we love we can share our burden with,