Unlike the term Religious Liberalism that has a very distinct and standard definition, the definitions of Religious Legalism are all over the place. These multiple definitions create confusion for any discussion of the subject. Before any useful conversation can take place, the definitions need to be sorted out.
Fellowship is the New Testament word for shared action and mutual participation. Taken from the Greek word koinonia, Christian fellowship reflects common virtues and values as Christians work together and toward lofty goals. When Paul spoke of "the fellowship of the ministering to the saints" (II Cor. 8:4), for example, he was describing the lofty efforts of several first-century churches cooperating in a benevolence effort.
Written by Paul in about 62 A.D., Ephesians is a companion epistle with Philippians and Colossians. These three epistles plus Philemon were written during Paul's time as a prisoner of Rome. Called the "Prison Epistles," Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians form the practical core of Paul's writings.
I have challenged the congregation to study Ephesians for 20-30 minutes per days during the week of June 14-20. During these seven days you are encouraged to do the following one day at a time:
I was asked why I did not preach about Bruce...er...Caitlyn Jenner last Sunday. He...er...she...er...xe (xe is the new and oh-so-hip personal pronoun now being used to satisfy the oh-so-hip LBGTXYZ movement) was all the rage among media preachers in the sermons that closely followed Jenner's July 25th, 22-page, "I Am Caitlyn" Vanity Fair coming-out party (and, oh, by the way, watch xer upcoming television show).
I'll pass - on the show and on preaching about Jenn...er.