Bible Verses About Fellowship: 21 Scripture Quotes

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Fellowship is often times overlooked in the life of a Christian.  If you grew up in the church, you might associate the word “fellowship” as something your church family did by bringing a pot-luck style of lunch for all to share after a special Sunday service.  But fellowship is not an event, no, it should be part of our life as a Christ-follower.  Maybe the strongest and most pointed passage about fellowship is from Hebrews 10 when the author says that some have stopped meeting and are neglecting fellowship.  This is important for all men and women of faith.  As you read through these passages, consider your own life and attitudes towards fellowship.  Do you desire to be around other Christians?

Featured Bible Verse Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Bible Verses That Show That Fellowship Shows Our LoveLove Your Neighbor As Yourself

1 John 3:16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,

Philippians 2:1-2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

John 17:23  I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

Good Bible Quotes and Verses on Fellowship

Fellowship will challenge us, encourage us, help us stay accountable, and fellowship is showing obedience to God and his word.

Bible Scriptures Of Fellowship With God

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 Corinthians. 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

More Bible Quotes About Fellowship

Psalms  55:14  We used to take sweet counsel together; within God’s house we walked in the throng.

Luke 24:13  That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.

Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Hebrews 10:2425 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and ball the more as you see the Day drawing near.

1 Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Fellowship is not just something that we try to fit into our Christian life after we get everything else together.  No fellowship is important.  Fellowship will challenge us, encourage us, help us stay accountable, and fellowship is showing obedience to God and his word.  Don’t neglect this part of the Bible.

Praise the Lord,

Pastor Daryl

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack Wellman September 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Beautiful Scriptures pastor. I believe we can take any verses out of Romans 12 and 1 Cor 13 or 1 John and this is what its all about sir. Well done.


Min. Isaac Raj October 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Very nice collection of scriptures dear Pastor. I used these verses in preparing my sermon to deliver in a Pastors Fellowship Meeting. Thank you and God Bless you. I will let you know how the Lord used me and how the pastors received my message that I prepared basing on the beautiful scriptures you mentioned here.


Craig August 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Which translation says to outdo one another in Romans 12:10


Jack Wellman August 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I like this translation of Roman’s 12:10 and it appears under the ESV which says “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”


Kathy October 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I enjoy fellowship with friends and church members during praise time on Sunday morning, just a hug and how are you, I like to speak to almost everyone I can.
Is it ok to do that during worship songs? Before the message


Jack Wellman October 7, 2013 at 7:50 am

Hello Kathy. There is nothing wrong with fellowshipping with friends at church. This can be done before worship service and after service. Maybe you can show up early and stay later or invite some to your house or out to lunch. To do this during worship songs is to detract from God being the sole purpose of us being there to be worshipped. God is worthy of glory and to talk or fellowship during worship music seems to me a bit rude. It also disrupts others who want to worship God in song. We were created for His glory and if we are fellowshipping and talking during worship songs we are also making others uncomfortable by responding to you politely for they want to acknowledge your greetings but they more like want to worship God for that is why they are there. Make sense my friend? I pray I haven’t offend you by this answer.


Kathy October 7, 2013 at 11:01 am

Oh definitely not offended. I have asked myself the same question and looked for scripture for answers.
I guess I feel like I spend so much other time with The Lord that a total of 3 songs at service is not my ‘main’ time with God. Could it be the only time God is worshiped for other people?
Your thoughts?


Jack Wellman October 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

Yes, you are so right and believe that you make an excellent point. If this is the only time spent in worshiping God then those who spend this time as the only time worshiping God need revival. You are obviously not one of them for I see in your words the deep desire to worship God and to participate in the fellowship of the saints. As a pastor, I wish we had more godly women like you in the Body of Christ.


Kathy October 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Yes sir, my church is in dire need of revival. This congregation is without unity, I feel I am with strangers at times. I can only pray for the closeness of our father’s followers, that I believe was once there and now lost.

Thank you for your time


Jack Wellman October 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Thank you Kathy. I believe that God may have brought you there for such a time and place as this…to bring revival. The greatest revival ever recorded came through one person (Jonah). May God mightily use you, like He did Deborah, a Judge in the Old Testament, to bring revival nd glory to God.


Kathy October 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Amen and the glory belongs to God! I would live to see revival in my church! Anything I could do to make this a real possibility would be a gift from the father. I was feeling down as my older sister has been in the hospital for 7 weeks now with endocarditis. I have spent a great deal of time at the alter in our sanctuary as well as on my knees in my home as a prayer warrior for my sister.
This past Sunday, I was chastised in front of the congregation by one of the members who was supposedly giving closing prayer for the day. Instead he concentrated on my several trips to the alter (not during the message of course) the Sunday before and making light of my fellowship with other members (actually after a orayer request to find a match for the members grandson’s kidney, (I offered to be tested, i would be honored to be a match) as if he were speaking of hens cackling! Of course another member started a fuss a while back and now, ( no one even knows why we cant have Sunday School, even for the children we have no Sunday School for adults or children to fellowship in.
We used to have coffee, go over our lesson, give praise reports, testimony, and prayer requests.
We don’t have that option anymore, I feel we are slipping further away because of the willful acts of a few.


Jack Wellman October 8, 2013 at 8:19 am

Kathy, this church is in trouble. Being an undershepherd, I would have taken this man and spoken to him privately and told him that I will not have you close in prayer until you apologize to the person you offended or made rude comments about. God must be angry at this type of hypocrisy where a man is supposed to be praying to God in behalf of the congregation and yet is demeaning another member of the Body of Christ for whom He died and loves.

I believe this church may be soon going the way of other churches that have had such duplicity. We have a small group for Sunday school but we still have one and to not have one makes me think that there is also no hunger or thirst for the Word of God either. You seem like the only bright spot there.


Kathy October 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

I fear that is coming, I miss Sunday school, I miss being close to the people there, but when he did that last week, I felt like I needed Jesus to remind him not to cast the first stone.

Of course when you have a family member close to death, the devil rises In that family to cause chaos and confusion. I surely didn’t expect this from my church.
My pastor of course wants me to forget about it and reminds me that the devil can cause chaos anywhere, but devil or not, we have the ability to chose and he chose his actions.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.


Jack Wellman October 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

I do agree with your pastor and there is hope still yet after what your pastor said Kathy. This may be the very reason that God put you there for the Scriptures say that God has purposed in His good pleasure and by His will to have each member of the Body as He so desires for His good reasons.


Kathy secoy October 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Hope is all we need, and I do still have hope. I did think that this incident would cause Pastor to realize there is an issue and to take over and be in charge of the congregation. I’m not sure tho.
But hope, faith and the word is what this is all about anyway!


Jack Wellman October 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I love your faith…it is as strong as any I have seen in the face of such adversity.


Kathy secoy October 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

That means alot to me! Sir I have acquired many things in this world over the years.
My strong faith and close relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life. It makes me the wife and mother that I’ve always wanted to be. Jesus has to come first in our lives or ‘I believe’ we can’t have any of the things I mentioned to fulfill our lives in this world.
Walk in his word dear friend,


Nancy Dixon October 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Your scripture siting Philemon 2:1,2 is incorrect. There is no 2nd chapter if Philemon. The verses you site are Phillipians 2:1,2. That being said…. Thank you for your website and diligence in spreading THE TRUTH. God Bless


Rebekah April 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Hey guys,
I just happened to notice that the verse below is really Philippians 2 and not Philemon (I believe). Just thought I’d let you guys know.. 🙂 Have a blessed day!
Philemon 2:1-2 ¶ So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.


Jack Wellman April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Wow Rebekah…sharp eye. I will make that correction and may God richly bless you for correcting us in such a gentle way. Thank you.


BRUCE MCCORMICK May 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

God Bless you Pastor, and I was blessed by your message on fellowship alone with the blessing scriptures that was used. i will be sharing them with the brothers at my church men’s breakfast. Keep Being A Blessing For The Lord.


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