Jack Wisdom continued our series using both scripture and the unique insight of theologian C.S. Lewis to consider our lives as a dialogue, with God and one another. In Christ, we are offered true koinonia; community, fellowship, authentic communion, a gift that is to be shared in humility with all who would hear.
1 John 1: 3-4
1 Corinthians 1: 9
Acts 2: 42
Galatians 4: 6
Hebrews 3: 12-13
1 Thessalonians 2: 8
John 7: 37-39
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.
God can show Himself as He is only to real people. And that means not simply to people who are individually good, but to people who are united together in a body, loving one another, helping one another, showing Him to one another. For that is what God meant humanity to be like; like players in one band or organs in one body.
The church exists for nothing else but to draw people to Christ...If [churches] are not doing that, the cathedrals, clergy, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose.
C.S. LEWIS - THE WEIGHT OF GLORY - LINK TO PDF
In considering koinonia, how can you begin your day with more honesty and reliance on God?
In what circumstances do you find yourself pulling away from koinonia with your brothers and sisters of faith?
In what areas within your personal context and relationships might you be able to share your faith more boldly?
Tis So Sweet
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Great Are You Lord
Call Him Good
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