fellowship, faith, communion, jerome, italian, spanish, swedish, bengel, semantics
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In the seventeen passages of the New Testament which employ χοινωνία the associative idea is uppermost. One readily distinguishes three chief usages of the term: 1) a common sharing in all spiritual-and sometimes material-gifts; logically followed by 2) mutual help and assistance by association in contributory aid, all of which affects, and is effected by, 3) the existing intimate fellowship in the association as a divinely created and established communion of all believers in Christ.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Philippians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; Acts 2:42, 44-45; Romans 15:25-26; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 6:14;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Du Brau, R. T.
"New Testament Fellowship: A Study in Semantics,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 22, Article 29.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol22/iss1/29