We were not created to be alone. We are social beings, as evidenced by all the clubs and organizations we can belong to. We want to be a part of communities to be with other people. Now days we also have social networks via the computer.
Christians are part of another community as well – the body of Christ. We are all flawed, but are united in Jesus. Spiritual growth happens best in community. That’s what weekly corporate worship and Bible study groups are so important. We learn from each other. We focus on God and each other. We do life together. Christian community not only provides fellowship, but it also is a group of people to go to in times of sorrow and joy.
“They (the believers) devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 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 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.” (Acts 2:42, 46-47)
You should not be alone on your spiritual journey. We’re in community not because of who we are, but of who we believe in. We respond to the call of faith in Jesus.
Who are you choosing to do life with?
Do you set aside time to spend in community with other Christians?