Real Community

I’ve been thinking about the real purpose of church and what we’re supposed to be about.  Ultimately, of course, it’s to glorify Christ by making disciples (Matt. 28:19-20), but how do we do that together…as a church; a family?

Hebrews 10:24-25 came to mind:

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 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.

This is all about purpose of meeting together.  Not just on Sundays, but every time we’re together, whether in person or via email or phone, or Facebook and Twitter.  In whatever context it might be, this should be the goal.

The reality is that we’re going to spur one another on.  The question remains to what?  Clearly, what honors Christ is to stir up/encourage/challenge/spur on each other to love and good works.  When we fail to do this with intentionality, we always sink to the lowest denominator–it’s in our nature.  So, let’s do it.  Let’s think up ways we can challenge each other to godliness and love and good works together and risk actually doing it, because time marches on and Jesus is coming back…and the world continues to die without Him.