Gathered | The Power of Proximity
April 11 – July 11, 2021
It's easy to forget why we need to gather together as God's people. Hebrews 10:25 reminds us to "not give up the habit of gathering together, as some are doing"… In this series, Gathered, from the book of Acts, we will look at what happens when the church gathers together. What we will see is that our proximity to one another and to God releases power to change the world.
Throughout the book of Acts we find a rhythm of gathering in and going out | of believers coming together into a community, and then being sent out in mission. Part of what it means to be a gathered community is that we are also a sending community | and while only some go far off to do mission, sending is a whole community effort where everybody gets to play.
Gathered: Why we gather around Jesus. There are so many things that we can gather around, so many things that we could define our lives around. Why should we take this moment to redefine our lives around Jesus and his kingdom? What is the value of that verses all of the other options available to us? There's a cost to gathering but there's also a cost to not gathering. People's lives with Jesus are falling apart. Another emphasis: is to talk about why we gather as communities.