Individualism is celebrated in America; but deep down we know that we are called to live in community. That’s why on holidays like Labor Day, we gather with family and friends to grill or maybe spend one last day at the beach, but most importantly, celebrate life together. It’s because we recognize that we’re better together. Services on Sundays are great--we always have so much fun--but unless we build relationships that carry us throughout the week, unless we become a part of a community, we’ll never become all we’re meant to be.
The entire book we live by--the Bible--was written for a community, not an individual. On Sunday, Pastor Taylor read from Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. It says: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Do you have someone to help you up should you fall, whether physically, emotionally or spiritually? We need those people in our lives to both encourage us and hold us accountable. We say to them: “Here’s what I believe for my life. Will you help me get there?”
There’s no doubt about it--the storms will come. And if we’re alone, we’re not prepared for them. There is more strength, more endurance, better destiny and more creativity in community. Jesus isn’t coming back for some people, He’s coming back for a people.
Life is more about who you become than what you do. To become who you are called to be, you need people to sharpen you. God wants you to be stronger. There are so many things that God wants to do through you and for you. You are spiritually stronger in community! There's more strength than where that came from. God can call it out! God wants to use other people to call and draw it out of you! We can all vow to pursue relationships with accountability to help lift us.
One of the best ways we can be intentional about living in community is being a part of a connect group. Connect groups are the fabric of our church. You see, we are not a church with small groups, we’re a church of small groups. They launch next week and we can’t wait to see how much of a blessing they will be in people’s lives. Sign up today!
We’re walking into a new season--SZN 2, that is. SZN 1 was awesome. We launched a church, saw many people come to Christ and get baptized, and make Trinity Church their home. For everything, there is a season. We can only imagine what great things God will do in and through us in SZN 2. See you Sunday: 10am + 12pm + 6pm!