Sunday we were able to understand that one of the ways that Jesus came to us was showing us what real community and fellowship is about. Jesus came eating and drinking. He spent time around the table, walking and doing life with His disciples and with those who wanted to know more about who He is.
Today, as His Church, we have the same opportunity. Our commitment to Him is not just personal it is also a shared commitment to other fellow believers and a commitment to see needs of the body and of the community that we are apart of. Acts 2:42-47 reminds each of us, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Many have asked me before, "Why should I join the church?" Your membership is a sign to this church community that you believe in the mission, purpose and vision of this local church and want to commit your spiritual gifts, your physical being, your time and treasure in service for God through this body of believers.
Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.“ As part of a share relationship in Christ that is why we are here. To help each other move closer to Christ, to each other and to encourage each other to do good in the name of the One who has brought us together.
Through our shared relationship with each other and Jesus others will see the difference that it makes in our lives and will want to join in and be apart of a movement that has been changing the world in which we live for the last 2000 years.
I pray that you will take on this endeavor to continue to build new relationships and break bread with each other, encouraging each other to see the hearts and souls of lost people and to truly care for each other.
Looking forward to a great Sunday together as we look at how to live this shared life together in Christ and how to over come and see the escape that God has for us in the midst of our trials.
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene