Youversion – August 11
All Together New: Gather
The Greek word for “fellowship” is KOINONIA, meaning deep commitment and communion.
It’s also found in 1 John 1:3
“what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”
Our three week series is centered around a call to community and we have never needed community more than we do today.
– [ ] We live in a world that has never been more connected, yet never felt more isolated
– [ ] A recent study shows nearly half of all Americans report feeling alone
– [ ] As many as 43% of adults say that they lack true meaningful relationships
The call to community is a call to GATHER
Gathering sustains us….
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
There is always the temptation to quit, but in community we are able to persevere.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Gathering moves us….
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24
Spurring one another on….
We are compelled
We are pushed
We are urged
We are pointed
We are redirected
We are moved
Gathering encourages us
“not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
Isolation and discouragement are always connected.
“The God we meet in solitude is always the God who calls us to community.”