In this week’s message we start a two-week focus on the question of what it means to be ‘In Community’. At Kirk Crossing it means two overarching things: first, to know and experience the new-community fellowship of God’s people and, second, it means being actively engaged in worship, group life, serving, and giving.
Acts 2.42-47 gives us a picture of what the new-community fellowship of God’s people looks like. It involves devoting ourselves to the Word, to one another, to honoring Jesus (his memory, presence, and promises), and honoring God through prayer and praise. We also find in this week’s passage some additional characteristics of the new community of God’s people:
- The new community is saturated and sustained by the supernatural power of God.
- The new community is able to meet every need.
- The new community is both authentic and attractive.
- The new community is central to the spread of the Gospel.
While none of us knows what the future will hold, we can say some things for sure about the future of Kirk Crossing and the kind of church God is calling us to be:
- We will always submit ourselves to the Word of God.
- We will be relentlessly ‘for’ one another.
- We will embrace the supernatural power of God.
- We will invite others to know and experience God’s love and grace.
- We will reflect the glory of God to the world.