As “connected” as we are through technology, we still experience loneliness and a need to belong. And there’s a lot we can learn from a biblical concept called koinonia. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us, “We need God, and we need each other.” Discover why in the newest message in Pastor Greg’s series, The Upside Down Life.
We need God, and we need each other.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” —Proverbs 27:17
The church is a place to find relationships, encouragement, and perspective.
1. They were a learning church.
It’s not only strong preaching we need, but also strong listening.
2. They were a loving church.
The Lord likes it when we talk about Him to other people.
The Lord listened and heard means “to prick the ear,” “to bend down,” “to not miss a single word.”
The stronger your vertical fellowship is the stronger your horizontal fellowship will be.
The first century church looked out for each other.
You have been blessed to be a blessing to others.
The early church met house to house.
3. They were a worshiping church.
From Genesis to Revelation, our faith is one of worship.
There are times we don’t feel like worshipping.
If a nonbeliever were to watch your everyday life, would they want to know more about Jesus or less?
When we come to God in prayer and worship, we see things correctly.
“The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace.” —Charles Spurgeon
4. They were an evangelistic church.
You are loved by God.
- Malachi 3:16
- Revelation 15:2–3
- Hebrews 13:15
- Psalm 73:16–18
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