Jesus followers show love to each other by intentionally building life-giving relationships with each other.
“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
“love each other, work together” Philippians 2:2
“serve one another in love” Galatians 5:13-14
“Make every effort – unity” Ephesians 4:1-3
“motivate each other, don’t neglect gathering, encourage each other” Hebrews 10:23-25
“Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:18
“Devote, fellowship, meals, prayer, work together strategically, worship together in big group, eat together in homes,” Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35, 5:42
Community – the intentional development of meaningful relationships, based on God’s purpose/principles, resulting in each person having a sense of belonging, acceptance, and significance.
• I’m a part of something where I can give and receive.
• I feel love, acceptance, and affection. I am cared for.
• I am not useless. I can make a difference. I am important.
We connect by gathering on weekends for worship, to receive and respond to his love.
We grow by meeting in small groups for prayer, learning, and sharing life.
We share by living like Jesus and sharing his love, everyday and everywhere.