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Why We Need Community

“The only person you can trust is yourself”…”I’ve got to look out for number one (me!)”…or “I’m independent.” Sound familiar? What if I told you the goal of the Enemy was to influence you into isolation?

God created us to live in relationship with Him and in community with other believers. The Bible says that God created us in His own image; this means that He created us to be relational as God himself is relational. The reason ‘You Can’t Do Life Alone’ is because God intended for us to live in community.

The first step away from God is a step away from the people of God. Healthy community will improve your relationship with God. We all need people around us to encourage us, confront us, and pray for us. The best decision you can make for your Spiritual health today is to join a group of like minded Christians and build deep relationships.

Why is Community Difficult?

The reason building deep relationships with others is so important is because it requires us to lay down our own selfishness and be open and vulnerable. You can’t do life alone; don’t try to, no matter how tempting it may seem. Be patient; healthy community takes time. Nothing of value happens overnight. Be willing to go through the ups and downs of life together, and over time your friendships will evolve into something much deeper.

How Do I Do This?

Community is made possible because of Jesus bringing us into the same family. Every Christian has the Holy Spirit living inside of them; that puts us all on the same team! We are unified by the Spirit and this gives us a common love and a common purpose. Love for God and one another and the purpose of showing that love to people far from God.

This is what Groups are all about: living life together, serving one another, and helping each other get closer to Jesus. Surround yourself with people that love Jesus, and care about your relationship with Jesus.

Jesus told us that the greatest commandment is to love God and love your neighbor as yourself. We were created for relationship–this is the meaning of living in community. You Can’t Do Life Alone!

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