Hebrews 2:10 “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.”
Developing the community aspect of a church requires commitment. It does not simply happen. There are two things necessary for real fellowship to take place. One is the power of God, and the other is a real commitment from the people. The apostle Paul explained it this way:
Ephesians 4:3 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
The power of God is always available to everyone, however commitment requires many actions from individuals. What does commitment to the church look like?
It starts with a shift in your thinking about church. There is a big difference in “going to church” and being an important part of the movement. This requires a devotion to Christ and a dedication to the church. Weekly worship attendance is vital in your quest to follow Christ. It keeps you close to the ministry opportunities and the needs of others so you can serve without expecting anything in return. It provides a way to express your gratitude to God along with other believers. It strengthens your faith to hear how God is working in others lives. It provides biblical teaching that helps you make sense of what’s happening in your life. It also offers you an opportunity to make a financial contribution to the work of the church.
Philippians 2:3,4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Q4U: God is calling. Will you pick up? He has some things to tell you.