August 19, 2012
To a culture built on individualism, experiencing true fellowship with others can be novel, even unheard of. Yet the early church was built on true fellowship with God and with others. Last week we learned that the meaning of the Greek word for fellowship, koinonia (pronounced: coin-oh-nee-uh), is full and rich, and it can only exist in the context of community. But we all know that every community, no matter how great, will encounter problems sooner or later. This week we continue to explore the dynamic meaning of koinonia through the eyes of the early church by examining how they addressed one of the very first church-wide problems.