Sunday, February 10, 2008

What if ... we met together regularly

Just finishing up another great Sunday.

We are in our second week of our series leading up to Easter called What if?

What is what happened in the early church happened in our church and city today.

This week Mark looked at What if ... we met together. One of the highlights for me was when he talked about the accountability of meeting with other believers especially outside our larger Sunday gatherings. We tend to put breaking of bread or communion into our larger Sunday gathering. It seems that at least in the early church in Jerusalem this happened more in homes.

Celebrating communion in your home with your family, friends and social network is actually much more difficult that in a large Sunday gathering. You can't hide in front of these people who know you so well. You just have to be real. With one of the main thrusts of communion being ensuring your relationships are right what better place to do it.

Why wait for Sunday?


Anonymous said...

I often find breaking bread in a small setting with close friends gives it even more meaning. To be encouraged!

Anonymous said...

How many people would do it knowing that everyone present know who they really are.It is also a sign of great relationship with God.

Aaron said...

love the thought and post!

Anonymous said...

I love the times of meeting and breaking bread with my family and close friends but what about those who are on their own with families far away and find it difficult to getogether with others for whatever reasons ( lone parent student away from home) do we not provide an opportunity to help themreach the place we are at?

Billy Ritchie said...

It is very important that we all find relationship, friendship and accountability. This is not really found in a large gathering. Hopefully there are opportunities where these types of relationships can be started and developed in things like Life Groups. Any other ideas?

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