Creating Community Part 1

Creating Community Part 1

It seems that Christianity in America has gotten off track. The church has become a business designed to attract consumers. Have you seen the “mega church” parody?
For fickle fans of Christ, you need a nice facility, with good parking, a professional worship band, lights, camera’s, video, an inspiring message, and of course programs for the entire family. I am not saying this is bad, it just doesn’t feel right for me. Christianity is extremely attractive when you see people living in community, interdependent upon one another, joined in a common purpose. Such an environment is difficult to create among a large group of people.
Acts 2:42 & 44 (MSG)
“They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.” “And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common.”

The apostle’s teachings are found in the New Testament, the New Testament is rooted deeply in the Hebrew Bible, expounded through the lens of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Life together is a description of interdependence, one in which we need each other. Why would we need each other? Check out Francis Chan’s take on why we need each other.
Thoughts Continued in Creating Community Part 2


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