Together as One
LIFE Groups is where we come together as members of the Body of Christ. Unity is a primary focus. It’s a fun and relaxed time of fellowship.
Communion is meant to be a “common-union” that we share with the Holy Spirit and each other. Traditionally, we have often overlooked our view of the Body of Christ as we focus on the death and Resurrection of Christ 2000 years ago …
while many times, having no real relationship with the person sitting next to us.
1 Corinthians 11 gives warning of sickness and even death when we do not properly take care (discern) the other members of His body that right next to us.
But there is a much greater depth in the meaning of communion, and we getting past sitting in a pew and feeling sorry for our sins. We are stepping boldly into our freedom as redeemed children of God who are CONNECTED as the Living body of Christ.
The Bread in communion represents our physical life being renewed as we partake of the nature of Christ who was perfect and overcame sin, which we cannot on our own.
The wine (fruit of the vine) represents the Life of Christ that over came death.
Jesus preached and demonstrated that the Kingdom of Heaven is “at hand” (Matthew 4:17).
Through communion, we experience “a taste” of His Kingdom … The King who has dominion over sin and death. (For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2)
Not only that, but we enter into the esssence of His Kingdom …
“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17)
Jesus also summed up all the commandments of the Bible into two: to love God first, AND to love our neighbor as ourself (Matthew 22:34-40).
LIFE Groups is about activating both of those commandments by honoring our time and fellowship with the Lord – AND each other. It is a place and time not only to hear but to be heard. You might say loving God is like the melody of the song and loving each other is like the harmony.
LIFE Groups is a time where we enjoy sitting together and allow His Truth to free us, His Love to heal and comfort us, and His Life to ignite us.
Come experience His presence together with us.