English Sermon (11/08/20) – DNA of a Disciple – #3: Isolation to Community (Hebrews 10:23-25, Acts 2:42-47)
During this COVID-19 season, many of us have been isolated from each other – physically, emotionally and even relationally. Even prior to COVID-19, some of us isolate ourselves for various reasons. The truth is, sometimes it seems easier to be alone, and we make plenty of excuses as to why – people are messy, they hurt us, they are hard to get along with, etc. Yet, this isolation, specifically isolation from the church body, is deadly for Christians. That is because we were made to be in community and in fact, we long for it. Spiritual community is necessary for us to stir each other up so that we can grow in our relationship with God, meet each other’s needs and help us each live out the mission of God. Although this doesn’t always work out perfectly here on earth (we are a broken people), we are all part of the body of Christ. In this message we learn how to move from isolation to community [journey] by connecting with one another [action] because although it is easier to be apart, we are better together [mantra].