DOING LIFE TOGETHER
Our culture can be very individualistic.
We are trained to think of me before we.
Undoubtedly, some of this thinking spills
over into our church life. Many church
services are structured so we can have
a little bit of small talk at the end of a
sermon, and then we each get into our
cars and go our separate ways. Is this really
what Jesus dreamed of for His Church?
In the Bible we see the church being
described as a body made up of many parts,
a family and a bride. Clearly, being together
like a family is important to Jesus, and part
of being a family is to come together, share
meals and spend time with one another.
I’m convinced we need to get involved in
each other’s lives. God doesn’t just want
us to be acquaintances. He wants us to
be friends, parents and siblings to one
another. Weekly Sunday meetings are a
nice time of teaching and worship but not a
substitute for authentic community gatherings where we are meant to fellowship with
one another at a family level.
This summer, have a group of friends over
for dinner; find a project to do together to
help someone in need or do a study book
together. God wants us to love each other
as friends and family and to have quality
time together. He wants us to be there for
each other in the good times and the bad
times – not just the five-minute small talk.
Described as gentle, considerate, and bold
Josh Lewis (comic)
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