If a church is an extended family of God then fellowship is the basis of our mutual relationships within that family. The actual meaning of the word fellowship is therefore clearly defined, and it’s outworking amongst believers demonstrated. The difference between fellowship with the Lord and fellowship with each other is dealt with, and the relationship between the two explained. Questions such as, “Should the ideal church be a community with a common purse?” are tackled, and aspects such as, “Where does the emphasis on fellowship most lie, on giving or receiving?” are also brought out. The rest of the series builds on all this in much greater detail with these first two talks laying the necessary foundations.