With small group sign-ups underway, I was thinking about the importance of them. They are more than a bible study; small groups give you time to grow not only in your relationship with Christ but your relationship with other believers.
To be honest, just like everyone else, I struggle from time to time with carving out a chunk of time to do another thing. With so many pressing manners, we have to prioritize what is important to us. Many of us choose to sit on the couch and binge watch our favorite Netflix show. Even with how good that sounds for an introvert for me, that is not how we were made. We were made for community.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Those two scriptures came to me when I thought of community. As I’ve grown closer with my small group, they serve that very purpose: encouragement. The Christian walk is tough. You need other people on your team encouraging and pushing you forward, sometimes gently and sometimes with a slap to the back of the head.
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