John Owen’s “Duties of Christian Fellowship” is a compelling manual that intricately delves into the core principles of maintaining unity within the church. Owen’s words resonate deeply, reminding us of the importance of mutual support and accountability. He writes, “Believers ought to stand to the maintenance of church communion on the grounds of love” (p. 73), highlighting the essential role of love in fostering strong fellowship.

Owen’s insights cut through complexities, offering practical advice. He emphasizes, “A church ought not to suffer sin to abide in its members” (p. 91), underscoring the necessity of addressing sin within the church community. His call for genuine engagement and care is evident in his words, “In our forbearance with them we ought to show our love, and not neglect our duty” (p. 108).

The book echoes a sentiment that deeply resonates with my pastoral role – the obligation to ensure spiritual growth through supportive fellowship. Owen’s words are a beacon guiding us towards a harmonious community, reminding us that “communion with God is the very end of our creation, and union with our brethren the means of attaining it” (p. 19).

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**Title:** Duties of Christian Fellowship
**Author:** John Owen
**Publisher:** Banner of Truth Trust