Tag Archives: Life in Community

Seven Ways to Serve One Another

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Life in Community

It’s not always easy being in relationships with others. Yet, in Christian community, we are called to do more than get along. When God calls us to Himself he calls us to one another. He calls us to a deep, unbreakable, committed, covenant relationship to Him, and as those who are adopted as His children, we are also called to one another… Continue reading

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The True Leader of Small Groups

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Life in Community

Leadership of our small groups and communities in the church belongs to one person only…see if you can guess who! Continue reading

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Breaking the Habit of Isolationism

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Life in Community

There is a tendency in our society that has developed over the past few hundred years for people to become more and more isolated from each other. Even though we have global communication and travel that makes the world seem smaller there is an increasing pull among individuals to keep isolated from their neighbors! This message addresses this habit that is found even in churches where we are supposed to be community. Continue reading

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Living with a Common Purpose

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Life in Community

This message further clarifies the picture of living in community. With a sharper focus, we will be enticed into coming away from our self-absorbed world and into the fellowship of one another. If we are to come together in such a way, we must cast aside all of our personal motives and live together with a common purpose. That purpose must be defined by God and not by ourselves. Continue reading

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Breaking the Power of Individualism

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Life in Community

One of the most destructive influences we have in our society is described best by the term individualism. Individualism is when “I” am number one. Individualism is when “me” is the most important word in your vocabulary. Individualism is at the heart of the phrase, “looking out for number 1″… Continue reading

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