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Faith Community

Posted by Sally Bland on

It’s hard to believe it’s August already! The summer months seem to fly by more quickly than any other season. This month the children’s programs will be focusing on what it means to be in a Faith Community, where God’s family cares for each other and worships God together. It’s important for all of us, from new believers to life-long ones, to look at why being around fellow followers of Jesus is important. God designed us to live in community and to experience Him in ways that can only happen in proximity to one another. I felt that community at the church camp out last weekend as we floated down the river, ate a delicious meal together, sang by the bonfire, and listened to our Global Partner, Karen Snyder, tell us part of the Big God Story. Just being around people who share the love of God encourages me as I continue to grow closer to God.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
--Hebrews 10:24

When we intentionally seek to encourage one another we make room for the Holy Spirit to make our Faith Community stronger. I personally experience a renewed hunger for God when I am around the people at Greater Portland Bible Church! When we are worshipping Jesus as a community, learning about who He is together, sharing our faith with one another, and doing life together, we grow closer to God then we do on our own.
As you enjoy the last month of summer, I challenge you to ask God how you can encourage one another on toward love and good deeds—and then do it! For more exciting ideas on how to bring Faith Community into your home, check out the August issue of HomeFront.


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