BETTER TOGETHER
Week1
10-3-15

Open your homes to each other, without complaining. (1 Peter 4:9 NCV)

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20 NIV)

Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. (Romans 12:4-5 NLT)

 1) I NEED OTHERS TO WALK WITH ME

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, (Colossians 2:6 ESV)

But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14b NKJV)

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18a  NIV)

Community is God answer to LONELINESS

Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, (Hebrews 10:25a GNT)

2) I NEED OTHERS TO WORK WITH ME

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

Community is God’s answer to FATIGUE

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV).         

3) I NEED OTHERS TO WATCH OUT FOR ME

Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:4 NLT)      

Keep being concerned about each other as the Lord's followers should. (Hebrews 13:1 CEV)

Community is God’s answer to DEFEAT

If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. (Ecclesiastes 4:10 NLT)

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT)

4) I NEED OTHERS TO WAIT AND WEEP WITH ME

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. (1 Peter 3:8 NIV)

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it: (I Corinthians 12:26a NKJV)

Community is God’s answer to DESPAIR

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. (Romans 12:15 NIV)

5) I NEED OTHERS TO WITNESS WITH ME

All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.” (John 13:35 NCV)

Community is God’s answer to FEAR

God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed to tell people about our Lord Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:7-8a NCV)

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