We are getting close to the beginning of “Livin’ What You Know”, our fall spiritual growth campaign. This is going to be a great time of growth and challenge for us individually and as Alive Church. God has a plan for us, and the truth is we were not created to live out that plan alone. We can only fulfill His purposes for us in the context of community in His family. We cannot be what God wants us to be without being plugged into His family.
God’s plan since the beginning of creation has always been for us to have relationship with one another. Christianity is not a lone ranger sport. We were created for family, and community. Loneliness is not something that God wants in our lives. We see that truth back in the Garden of Eden after God created Adam and declared, “It is not good for man to be alone.” So God created marriage and the church. Marriage will not last for eternity. The Bible is clear that there will not be marriage in heaven. However, God’s family is eternal.
The church of Jesus is known as a community of believers, a community of faith. We are called the family of God. 1 Corinthians 12:27 says this “Together you are the body of Christ.” Notice it says “together.” Family. Community. Relationships. Together we are the body of Jesus. Romans 12:5 “Since we are all one body in Christ we belong to each other and each of us needs all the others.” We need each other. There are things we cannot do alone, things that God does not want us to do alone. We were designed to “do life together”.
As we begin “Livin What You Know” let’s prepare for exponential growth in both our spiritual maturity and for those who are going to make first time commitments to follow Jesus. His desire is that we Live What We Know and that we do it together!