* Accountability among the Bretheren
1Jn 1:6-7 6 If we say, “We have fellowship with Him, yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as Himself is in the light,we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin
Fellowship is being Equally Yoked in heart and mind (Phil 1:7) For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me
Cord of three strands are not easily broken. If one fall, another should be there to stand in the gap:
(Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10) 9 Two are better than one because they have good reward for their efforts. 10 For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up
Fellowship is deeper than Friendship (1 Jn 1:3) what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
Seek Godly Counsel
Acts 1:16 All these were continually united in prayer, with all the women, including Mary mother of Jesus and His brothers. Filling Judas’ spot in the “Twelve” was a responsibility far greater than themselve. The process went out from the remaining eleven, out into the 120 who had also been baptised. In making decisions, we too should surround ourselves as brothers (and sisters) having the same heart.