Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Vol. 16 No. 1
January 3, 2017

Dear Friend,

I often meet people today who think that they may practice a vital faith while remaining separated from any regular association with other believers.

The New Testament rather vigorously begs to differ with them.

For example, we read in the Book of Hebrews:  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.”  Hebrews 10:25*

Or the Apostle John: “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.” I John 1:3a

Or our Lord Jesus Christ in his prayer to his Heavenly Father:  I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity.” John 17:23a

Clearly our Lord intends us to gather with his people… for personal encouragement...  and to strengthen our faith... and to serve others in the fellowship.

Are you active in the life of a Christian fellowship?

If not there is no better time than that beginning of a New Year to re-engage the fellowship.

“As it is, there are many parts, but one body.  The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!"  And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
I Corinthians 12:20-21

You need the Body of Christ and the Body needs you!

Joy to you - 
E. Stanley Ott