Be the church

Community.

The church, in the US and all over the world, has always a key part of communities. It may not seem evident today, but the Body of Christ (His church), played a crucial role in the development of the U.S hospital system. If we look again at the Book of Acts, we see the development of a community of Christians in chapter 2, we see the early church band together in homes and not publicly in all instances.

But let’s look at another example of how we can and should live in community as believers: Romans 12:4-5. “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to the other.” (NIV) The end of verse 5 makes a powerful statement that not only are we one body, but we belong to one another. In the Koine Greek (the language in which the NT is written), the words used here are μελος (melos) and αλληλον (allelon), meaning members together or in other words, we are in this together! We must band together as a community of believers to care for and love one another and our neighbors.

Read through Romans 12, Colossians 3:13-14, and Acts 2 then as a family work through these simple questions:

What is one way you are living as the Body of Christ today?
How are you bearing up with each other and forgiving others?
What are three things you can do in the next week to serve the other members of the Body of Christ at LifePoint?

We are praying for each and every one of you during this time; we love you and miss you and can’t wait to gather again.

Pastor Chad Roche

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