Grace Joins and Unites

Grace Joins and Unites

Reflect with me on a dangerous question … how do you expect God to be at work in your life if you are not in an interdependent relationship with others who know Him and are reflecting His love and grace?

Sin separates and isolates, grace joins and unites together.

With the church being the vehicle by which God is accomplishing His purposes in the world (Matthew 28:18-20), even a casual reading of scripture reveals that the commitment of believers to one another is anything but casual.

The Scriptures call us to love one another, outdo one another in showing honor, live in harmony with one another, instruct, greet, comfort, serve, bear the burdens of, forgive, encourage, always seek to do good to, exhort, stir up to love and good works, celebrate with, confess your sins to, pray for and show hospitality to one another. (Romans 12:10-16; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42-47)

According to the New Testament, when you engage with the Church, it is a place you go not only to be taught and not only to be counseled or shepherded—but a people you enter into life with, to teach one another, counsel one another, confess sins to one another, admonish one another, bear burdens and weep with one another. It is mutual.

This scripture is talking about a depth in shared stories, in which you get into each other’s lives. You let one another into each other’s lives.

You open up about your hurts and your problems and your needs.
You take on the responsibilities of the Church Beautiful.

That is what these passages say you not miss out on.

The Church Beautiful.

For more on The Church Beautiful and the Mosaic Nashville Covenant Relationship Initiative or contact Mosaic with any questions

 

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