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The Fellowship of God Intro: Christ’s blood purchased intimate access into the God’s Presence. God is a Father Who delights in spending time with His children. There is no greater honor in all creation than to have fellowship with Him. Allow these scriptures to inspire you afresh to enjoy the privilege of friendship with God. Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your friendship. You are a friend Who is always there. Your love is unfailing and Your Presence is a shelter. When I draw near to You, I am strengthened and find hope. You are the One Who bears my burdens and gives me counsel when my path is hard. “My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.” You are the Good Shepherd and Your love is beyond measure. I rejoice that You are personal, not a God Who is far off but One Who is near. Your name is Faithful and True. You will not leave me or forsake me. I rejoice in the security which I have found in Your love. I draw near to enjoy sweet fellowship with You. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” -Psalm 28:7 Scripture: John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” Hebrews 7:25 “Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” John 17:21 “…that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, [art] in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.”

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1 Sarah R = "The blood of Christ is the basis of the New Covenant. On the night before He went to the cross, Jesus offered the cup of wine to His disciples and said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:20). The pouring of the wine in the cup symbolized the blood of Christ which would be poured out for all who would ever believe in Him. When He shed His blood on the cross, He did away with the Old Covenant requirement for the continual sacrifices of animals. Their blood was not sufficient to cover the sins of the people, except on a temporary basis, because sin against a holy and infinite God requires a holy and infinite sacrifice. “But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (Hebrews 10:3). While the blood of bulls and goats were a “reminder” of sin, “the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) paid in full the debt of sin we owe to God, and we need no further sacrifices for sin. Jesus said, “It is finished” as He was dying, and He meant just that—the entire work of redemption was completed forever, “having obtained eternal redemption” for us (Hebrews 9:12).Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/blood-of-Christ.html#ixzz3cfcyITwz"
2 Sarah R = "John 15:15 "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.""
3 Sarah R = "From Psalms 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.""
4 Cary W = "The ultimate goal of Christ in us is to bring us into harmonious union with the Father and with each other.  Such blessed fellowship is a treasure beyond all worldly concern, yet enhances everything everywhere."