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The Fellowship of the Cross

I John 3:14 “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethen.” Karl Barth has said that “relationship with one another is the basis of knowing God.” A love of God without love of man is no love at all. I love God only as much as I love my neighbor. The same love that unites the believer in Christ should also unit believers one to another. If we forget our neighbor in our zeal to love God, we will soon forget God as well.
Christian love cares for other people by showing loyalty to them and seeking their good. Faith is always expressed through love. It is love that labors for the well-being of others, to be used by God for the greater good of all. A serving love and a saving faith belong together. In the fellowship of the cross we willingly enter into the sufferings of others to change the social conditions of our communities here and now.
Isaiah 32:17 “And the work of righteousness shall be peace.” Peace is the fruit of harmony and cooperation. In the fellowship of the cross we are called to bear one another's burdens and participate in the struggle for justice and freedom. If we partake in this fellowship we must give up self-interest, self-gain, and self-glory. To walk in the fellowship of the cross with a willingness to suffer in service to God by serving the needs of others.

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