Blessings of Community

The Bible indicates that there are four blessings that real community offers:

  1. Strength for life’s storms

    1. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!  Eccles. 4:9-10
      Two are better than one.
    2. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Gal. 6:2
      Carry each other’s burdens
  2. Wisdom for important decisions

    1. Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Prov. 15:22
      Wisdom in many advisers or counselors
  3. Accountability that drives spiritual growth

    1. Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Prov. 27:17
      A friend makes you better
  4. Acceptance for encouragement

    1. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  John 15:12
      Love unconditionally like Jesus did

Real community happens at church when you connect with others in fellowship, accountability, encouragement, and ministry. You can find these things happening in a Growth Group. Join one today! Contact the church office or visit the Welcome Center for more information.

Source: Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson

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