Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Community


"Our lives were meant to be lived with others. as echoes of the Trinity, we remember something. Made in the image of a perfect relationship, we are relational to the core of our beings and filed with a desire for transcendent purpose. We long to be an irreplaceable part of a shared adventure."
John Eldredge

"Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives."




Spiritual transformation happens where truth (learned in solitude) meets life (community).

Hebrews 10:25, " ... not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, ... "



Deut. 2:27, "Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the road, and I will turn neither to the right nor to the left."

Isaiah 35:8, " .. and a highway shall be there, and a way, and the 'Way of Holiness' it is called, the unclean shall not pass over it, but He Himself shall be with them, walking in the way - even fools will not err.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The call for "community" in churches is often in the muting of individuality, the practical end being a Borg sheeple collective who works church programs and doesn't talk back. But with the rise of education (and perhaps the internet?), people have discovered that each person has from God a heart, a mind, a soul, and strengths, to voice and engage. Rather than "community" being a call to something greater, where each enriches the others, it seems to work out to be a reduction, conducive to management. Hence, the exodus from churches that previous generations would never have questioned.