“Christian community is messy, spiritual, intentionality.”

February 18, 2018

The closest relationships that we have with brothers and sisters in Christ are Christian friendships. We may have an ideal in our heads of what this should look like, but the reality is that these relationships are messy, full of sin and needing forgiveness and reconciliation. They are also spiritual, not just concerned with superficial affinity and “clicking” but spiritual depth. And they don’t just happen, they require intentionality.

Application Questions

1. Do you have a “wish dream” and expectations about Christian community that don’t match reality?

2. How does a “messy” community allow for the gospel to be lived out?

3. Are your friendships spiritually deep? How can you help make them go deeper?

4. What are three ways (and three people) you can be more intentional with in your friendship?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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