On Mission Together
The world we’re living in caters in every way to the individual, and it’s easy to wonder how decisions, changes, actions and circumstances affect us personally. Our selfish mentality might tell us that the group “needs us” to function, but to find true purpose and lasting fulfillment, the Bible tells us that it’s the “we” that matters most (Romans 12:3-5; 1 Corinthians 12:26-27). The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and when believers come together, the weathering of storms becomes more endurable and celebrations of successes come with greater delight. The purpose of the church and the body of Christ at large is to do what Jesus does! We’re called to bring heaven to earth, and this is evident in the way we help others, including showing compassion to the marginalized, giving grace to even those we don’t think deserve it and standing up for injustice — and all of these things are difficult to while trying to do life on your own. The church is made up of imperfect people, but when those same people come together to further the Kingdom of God, great things can happen (Philippians 3:20-21; Galatians 5:13-15).
2) What is my relationship like with other believers? How do they help me, and how can I help them?
3) Where in my life do I need to serve others like Christ did?