If prayer is primarily about growing in friendship with Jesus, then fellowship is growing in friendship with others. And when I say growing, I mean walking toward Jesus together with others. We all have acquaintances, but who are the two or three or four people in our lives who you are growing toward Jesus together with. And I’m not even talking about a bible study. It’s relatively easy for us to get together w a few others and give our opinions of the Bible. Yes, getting in the scripture with others is a part of it, but Jesus is inviting us into something deeper than that with the second of his two greatest commandments, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We see a model of fellowship in Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. If we are going to do our best to carry out the two greatest commandments of Jesus then we have to be willing to ask ourselves the hard question: Who am I doing that with, consistently? Who am I looking at scripture w around a meal or a cup of coffee? Who am I sharing the good stuff and hard stuff of life w? Who am I praying w and for?