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Worship and Witness is…Relational

September 18, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | discipleship, community

Why is there divorce, murder, and war? Why are we relationally broken? Our sin has separated us from God. We need to be relationally restored. We need to be reconciled to God and with others. In Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, he told them that God’s reconciling love should move them to be in right relationship with Him in our worship and in right relationship towards others in our witness. We too can let the reconciling love of God as expressed in Christ lead us to a right relationship with Him through worship and a right relationship to others in our witness.

A Shared Focus

August 28, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | prayer, community

The early church had a shared language–– it was the language of prayer. It was a shared focus, one that focused on spending time together talking to God in prayer. How are you doing in this area? Do you pray? Do you pray with your spouse, with your kids? Do you pray with your family? How about with other believers? Are you devoted to praying together with God’s family? We can experience the same devotion to prayer that the early church did.

A Shared Food

August 21, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | food, community

There’s something about shared food, a shared meal that leads to authentic community. Every culture has its own distinct food. So does the family of God. However, isn’t the physical, but the spiritual food that makes for an authentic Christian community.

A Shared Family

August 14, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | fellowship, community

Just as our physical birth means we are a part of a family, our spiritual birth makes us part of God’s family. The early church cultivated that shared family by being devoted to the fellowship. Learn how we can cultivate a shared family in our church today.

A Shared Faith

August 7, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | community

The first century church had four devotions. The first was the apostle’s teaching. They were devoted to the preaching, teaching, study, and obeying of God’s Word.

Inviting Others to Gospel Community

March 20, 2016 | Acts 2:44-47 | evangelism, gospel, community

In the book of Acts, Luke recorded how the early church was so saturated with the grace, power and love from the gospel of Christ that God continually added new believers to their number. We can be a gospel saturated community that is marked by the grace, power and love of Christ, so that we see God adding believers to our number.

Always Prepared for Gospel Sharing

March 13, 2016 | 1 Peter 3:13-16 | gospel, evangelism, community

In the apostle Peter’s first letter, he told believers that whether they are living in good times or difficult times, they should always be prepared to share the gospel hope they have in Christ with others. We can be always prepared to share our gospel hope in Christ no matter our life’s circumstance.

Ordinary Living with Gospel Intentionality

March 6, 2016 | Colossians 4:2-6 | gospel, evangelism, community

Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how we can make the gospel the center focus of our lives by building relationships, sharing the gospel, and introducing people to our community of believers. Together, these three activities will not only result in a gospel centered lifestyle for us, but it will create an invitational culture in our church that will bring those far away from God into the Kingdom. This week we want to focus on the first strand of the three, which is building relationships with unbelievers by living with gospel intentionality.

Connect to God’s People

October 11, 2015 | Romans 12:4-5 | three commitments, discipleship, community

In the book of Romans the apostle Paul told the Roman Christians that even though they had followed Christ by an individual decision they must recognize that in following Him they had become one body, connected to other believers. When we follow Christ we must make an individual decision to follow, but that leads to a corporate identity. We become the body of Christ connected to every other believer.