Thinking About My Purpose in LifePoints to Ponder:
When conflict is handled correctly, we grow closer to each other.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
The fellowship of the church is more important than any individual.
Community requires commitment.
Verses to Remember:
You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do other hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor. - James 3:18 (Msg)
They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. - Acts 2:42 (Msg)
We understand what love is when we realize that Christ gave his life for us. That means we must give our lives for other believers. - 1 John 3:16 (GWT)
Question to Consider:
How can I help cultivate the characteristics of real fellowship in our church?