This Is Us
The beauty of Christ’s call to find life in him is not only seen in a relationship with him. A gift Christ gives to his followers is the Church, a collection of other imperfect people with whom we now have a new relationship as we carry out Christ’s mission together. We are created for this community, uniquely gifted to serve in this community, and summoned to protect the unity of this community as we serve Christ and his purpose for our lives.
August 14, 2022 – Created for Community
We are created for connections with other people. But the call to Christians goes beyond the social benefits of community. There are direct spiritual ramifications for the spiritual health of the believer and the success of the mission of the church when Christians gather together. For that reason, we meet, physically and virtually, to encourage one another and ignite a passion for bringing Jesus to as many as will receive him.
Hebrews 10:19-25 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.