It might seem like a lot of work—and perhaps inconvenient or just plain overwhelming—to attend a life group. Getting the kids out the door one more time may not feel worth it. You might feel like an outsider. But God has designed us to be together, and it’s worth every effort to be with fellow Christians in a life group. Gathering in this way is an opportunity to cultivate friendships, show love to each other, and rejoice, mourn, and pray together.
...God has designed us to be together, and it’s worth every effort to be with fellow Christians in a life group.
Paul instructed the early Church, “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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” (Hebrews 10:24-25). While we gather faithfully on Sundays, a life group allows us to continue stirring one another up throughout the week.
When our group meets, we share a meal together and talk about our week. Stomachs are being fed and hearts are being filled while we encourage each other and laugh around the table. Sometimes we can relate, other times we have no idea what it must be like, but we are there. We listen, and we can remind one another about how great God’s love is for each of us.
Stomachs are being fed and hearts are being filled while we encourage each other and laugh around the table.
After the meal, we go over the discipleship questions from the previous Sunday. It’s always interesting to hear how God’s truths affect, inspire, and challenge our members in different ways. Some have much knowledge, while others easily relate the truths to their situation; some speak words of encouragement, while others listen. We all have a role to play and we learn from each other through studying his Word.
It’s always interesting to hear how God’s truths affect, inspire, and challenge our members in different ways.
Our children watch and see us sharing, hugging, laughing, and perhaps crying as we talk. They too are learning what it is to love one another and love God’s Word. We are a family in Christ, sharing a meal, sharing our lives, caring, loving, and encouraging.
Through Jesus, God has adopted us and brought us into His family. Through life groups, we have a great opportunity to learn how to live in the family of God.
Join a Coram Deo Life Group today: www.coramdeochurch.org/lifegroups