“How can you adjust your life to experience deep Christian community?”

To live out our purpose to make disciples, we need to walk together with other disciples.  The gospel creates a beautiful community with deep, loving relationships in which we build each other up to look more like Jesus.  But to enjoy this kind of community we need to make room for it.  The early church re-arranged their perspective and their lifestyle to walk together through life.  If we do the same today, we’ll enjoy the deep community we are made for.

Application Questions:

1. Do you think of deep Christian community as central to your life? How does that affect the way you live?

2. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says that we can’t love our idea of a perfect community more than the actual community around us.  How have you experienced that tension?  What has it looked like for you to embrace the messiness of real community? 

3. Are you more intentional or passive when it comes to your Christian relationships?  

4. What does it look like for you to be generous with your time, possessions, and your self?  

5. Have you invited anyone into your needs, honest struggles, and life decisions?  Why or why not? 

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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