Practice #3 Change Together
Speaker: Matt Whitlock
Series: I Am A Lifestyle Missionary
Passage: John 13:34-35
Practice #3 Change Together (not alone)
Short Recap of Last 3 weeks.
I Am American
We celebrate individualism We are a DIY culture
God’s Design For Community
God is 3 in 1
Man shall not be alone creates women
Man shall leave his family and two shall become 1 Jesus picked the 12
He sent them 2 by 2
Where 2 or 3 are gathered
The 12 at
God doesn't do it alone why do we think we can
Why? Because change happens together not alone.
We need each other to change. The circumstances of relationships create the opportunities to change. Both in positive and negative ways...Your next conflict is your next opportunity for transformation.
Why do we think we can do it alone? or should do it alone.
Distorted Understanding of Community
“What does ‘Community’ mean”? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/ what-does-community-mean/532518/
How will we respond to this?
The enemy wants to attack our community as it will prevent
READ: John 13:34 The One Another
59 “one another’s” http://www.smallgroupchurches.com/the-59-one-anothers-of-the-bible/
READ: John 13:35 For The Sake of the World
4 Enemies of Community:
Discouragement: When you misinterpret
Criticism: Starts the moment we wake up /Compliment
Isolation: The Women who Bleed for 12 years: Luke 8:43–48 /Participate
Every church has issues, just pick the churches issues that