Sermons on Community

Koinonia – Part 4

We belong to each other so the world will know  Servant leadership is serving Jesus   Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.  Encouraging/Building Up is powerful group glue  …

Koinonia – Part 3

“Let Us Create” Koi-no-nia: community, fellowship, partnership, being one They sacrificed (financially) to care of each otherRegularly (daily) worshiped all togetherSmaller groups ate, laughed, shared togetherPurpose of more joining the gathering We belong to each other so the world will know Carry Each Other’s Burdens Gal. 6:2-5 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their…

Koinonia – Part 2

Koinonia: community, fellowship, partnership, being one  We belong to each other so the world will know  Heb. 13:15-17 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices (Koi,no,nia) God is pleased. Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.  Eph. 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in…

Koinonia – Part 1

Secular society tells me that the highest good is my individual freedom.   Romans 12:5 We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.  Koinonia: Literally partnership, sharing in common, being one  Acts 2:42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship (Koinonia), and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.  Acts 2:44-47 All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they…