Read Mark 3:31-35 and Luke 14:25-27.
Does the practice of community come naturally to you? Why or why not?
Jesus (and Jewish culture) views family with a “strong group” mentality. In a strong group, individuals approach life and make decisions with the group’s best interests in mind, not their own. What’s your initial reaction to that? Why?
Viewing church family with a strong group mentality is Jesus’ call for us. What are your current barriers to living with church family this way?
In light of this, what’s one step you can take this week to grow in this covenant practice?
To grow in this practice, click on the following resources below. The Midtown blogs are designed to walk through on your own or with someone else.
What to Expect from a LifeGroup (article)
Four Elements of Group Time (video)
The One Anothers (blog)
How to Encourage Someone (blog)