God has given us a number of purposes to fulfill in the family of God–Church. Every commandment given to the NT church can fall into these basic purposes: Fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and worship.
These are essential for growing a healthy church. If we’re to be a healthy church, we need to be a balanced church. We need to be purposeful about fulfilling these purposes. Based on Romans chapter 12: 9-21, we will talk about the 10 Commandments Christian fellowship in the church. Please come and join us at First Baptist Church of Hudson located at Central Street and Greeley Street. Our Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.
Scripture Reading: Romans 12:9-21:
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.