I don’t have a lot of extra commentary for you today. I’m still wrestling with my place in multi-site ministry now with four campuses. Some days I feel like I’m needed everywhere and other days I feel like I’m needed nowhere. Kinda messes with me.
Pete’s message kicked my butt, though. Read at your own risk. 🙂
DNA – Irrevocably Committed by Pete Wilson
We’re not here to play church.
We did not start this church because Nashville needed another church. We started this church because we believed God was calling us to start something unique.
We were created to take care of stuff.
You were created with a capacity for deep connectedness.
Adam and Eve had nothing to hide.
Trying not to sin doesn’t guarantee I will love more. However, loving others will always result in less sinning.
Biblical Community is:
- I celebrate you without reservation. I look at your strengths and I celebrate them. I’m not threatened by them. We have a unique power to call out the best in each other.
- Criticism is the most cowardly form of self-praise.
- Speak the truth in love. We surround ourselves with convenient relationships that aren’t true community because truth is not spoken.
- Galatians 3:26-29
- Romans 15:7
- We have been receivers of God’s grace. Now we want to become agents of God’s grace.
Barriers to Biblical Community:
Overwhelming busyness. Our culture values busyness over connectedness. You’ve bought into the lie that you are not valuable unless you are busy.
Underwhelming intention. We just don’t try.
I John 4:20-21
Which barrier to Biblical community do you most wrestle with?
Need I even answer? I’m sure you know mine – overwhelming busyness. (sigh)