Message Monday 02/02/15 – Great Expectations: Community

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figured out why.” According to the Bible, all of God’s Children were created for community—doing a new kind of life together. Our reconciliation to each other is proof that we have been reconciled to God. This teaching of Christianity is unique in our world. 

In no other community are enemies able to become friends cooperating together for a better world. This was the mystery of the Gospel that Paul the Apostle wrote about. “This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 3:6) And, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

That kind of community makes anything possible. I think this is what every human being, way down deep, knows it should be like. It can be. It’s God’s Great Expectation for us. And he’s made it possible to all of us. As we are reconciled to him, so are we—so should we be—reconciled to each other. We need each other. We were made for each other. We’re better together.

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