Fresh Hope – 16th May 2020

God is for community, He is for being together. God never designed us to be alone. In the book of Genesis, right at the start of the Bible, He declares over Adam “it is not good for man to be alone” (Chapter 2 vs 18). He is a God who designed community. A Community of people who together, though we may be different, are all important to each other. 

Romans 12 vs 4 & 5 says “for just as each one of us has one body with many members, and these members don’t all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though we are many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

You see, I’m better with two feet and both of my ears and my arms and so in the same way, we as the body of Christ, you and I, are better together. 

Don’t let the enemy fool you into thinking that you are better alone, you’re not. The Church is God’s idea, we are His bride, He is passionate about us. 

Why is it good to be in a great Church Community? Here’s a few reasons…

Galatians 6 vs 2 says “carry each other’s burdens and by doing so, you will FULFIL the law of Christ.” We need to be there for each other, in good times and bad. You may not have natural family relationships that are good or strong, or they may not be there at all, but when you have a Church family, they are your community who will love and care for you…we love and care for each other.

 
Psalm 133 v 1 says “How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity.” It’s GOOD to be together. It does something for you in your heart and spirit. It builds you up and helps you to become the person God created you to be. If that wasn’t so, it wouldn’t be so clear in the Word of God. 

Matthew 18 vs 2  says “For where two or three are gathered in MY name, there I AM in the midst “This is a clear indication, that when you are together, God is there! And where God’s presence is, then His power is there also…and then, take note…anything is possible!

So in this time of forced ‘isolation’, do everything YOU CAN to get into a online Church community – -a support network of God’s Church. 

Join in Life groups & prayer meetings and online Bible Studies & Sunday services …and soon we will be back together ‘in the flesh’ and the community of God’s Church will have been strengthened in the process and we will come out better for it. 

LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER.

Pastor Gillian

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