Christian Fellowship Center - Qualicum Beach, BC.
Some decide it is too difficult and so cocoon themselves in the isolation of their own pursuits or pains. Others fail to see the place of covenant and commitment and when the going gets tough …… (well, you know!).
We all, though, are challenged to “pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” This takes laying down our lives.
• dealing with our baggage
• choosing love, acceptance and forgiveness
Not as an event or an action, but as a lifestyle – a way of thinking, of seeing, of living.
As those who have been called into the family of God (the Body, the Church, the army, the people, etc.), we have a responsibility to learn how to walk together in community.
• a responsibility to learn how to be contributors and participants rather than observers, critics and resistors.
• a responsibility to renounce isolation, lack of commitment, insecurity, and fear of rejection.
Community builds courage as each individual sees the value and gifting and uniqueness of another. But even more than that, walking together in love as a community of believers demonstrates the reality of the Kingdom – that through us living as He intended, our district and nation and nations would know that Jesus has come and that His love is available to all.
Woven into the heart of every individual is the need for community. In the beginning, God said that it was not good for man to be alone, and ever since we have been on this journey of discovering how to walk together.