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Aug 12, 2013

Scripture References: Genesis 1; Genesis 2:18; John 17:20-26


Truth Statement:

It is not good to be alone. (Genesis 2:18)

·         God values relationships.


In the Beginning . . .

·         Community (Relational oneness)

·         Trinity

o   Father

o   Son

o   Holy Spirit

·         Humanity

o   I have been created in the image of God to express the essence of His character.

Broken Community . . .

Because of sin, our relationship (community) with God was broken. (Ephesians 2:12-13)


Restored Community . . .

Jesus came to restore us to a right relationship (community) with God.

·         Through Christ  (Romans 5:6-11)

·         By His Spirit


Community as a Witness to the World . . . (John 17:20-26)

 ·         Christ in me.

·         We in Christ. (Colossians 3:12-17)

o   Prayer

o   Word

o   Worship

o   Fellowship

o   Sharing

·         That the world may know Christ. (John 17:23)

So What? . . .

Biblical community is a visible expression of the gospel of grace and our God-designed purpose.