God never intended for anyone to walk through life alone. He made us for each other, and he wants us all to belong to his forever family.
One of sin’s effects on the human race has been the separation from God and from other people that we all experience. From Adam onward, we’ve all had the tendency to hide in shame.
But there is help, not only from the redemptive work God accomplished through his Son, Jesus, but also in the form of other people.
Part of your healing will always be found in the context of healthy community.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble” (NLT).
These verses teach about the principle of mutuality, and there are three significant needs met in our lives by the mutuality of biblical community.
First, we all need mutual accountability.
In other words, you need a prayer partner. You check in on each other and support one another in your spiritual journey.
Not everything you do in a small group has…Continue Reading