Rules for Walking in Fellowship


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Rules for Walking in Fellowship – John Owen

What good is a church community if it lacks loving fellowship? 

In Rules for Walking in Fellowship, John Owen supplies struggling congregations with biblical guidelines for making church life in the present a foretaste of heavenly fellowship to come.  He discusses both the responsibilities congregations have towards pastors as well as duties members have toward one another. 

Owen presents twenty four rules for fostering gospel fellowship, supporting them with numerous proof texts, brief explanations, and words of motivations to keep them.  His simple approach makes this book ideal for personal or small group study.  Here, then, is a collection of indispensible biblical rules that will challenge Christians in any given congregation, of whatever denomination – a little gem that is at the same time doctrinal, practical and ecumenical.

“Everything Owen wrote is worth reading, but some of his books are more accessible than others. This little practical treatise is a great way to meet a great Christian mind as it deals with the most basic elements of the Christian’s life in his church. I have loved reading Owen for nearly thirty years now and return to him again and again, never without profit.  Enjoy this book. And learn from it.”  



JOHN OWEN (1646-1683) was an English Puritan who served as vice-chancellor of Oxford University and pastor of congregations in Coggeshall and London.  His works have been reprinted by Banner of Truth Trust.


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