Tag: community

Church Community and Communication

April 30, 2015 Koinonia is communicable! Don’t panic but there is a serious case of koinonia that is spreading through South Suburban EFC! Koinonia, of course, is the New Testament term often translated fellowship. The most basic meaning of the term is “share.” It speaks of community — sharing things in common. Koinonia in the …

Building Community (Ephesians 2:11-22, Matthew 8:1-3)

February 15, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207881230″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Jesus Christ is the bridge to community. In Jesus Christ alone, we can share life! Uniting characteristics: Our ministry is to be personal. Our ministry is to be transcendent. We look beyond the superficial and reach beyond the brokenness. Our ministry is to be supernatural. …

Breaking Down Barriers to Community (Ephesians 2:11-22)

February 8, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207880612″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] The cross is a bridge, not a barricade. Barriers broken down by the cross: Spiritual barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Cultural barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Relational barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Challenge: What are we doing to reach …

I Have a New Community – Part 2 (Ephesians 2:11-22)

February 1, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207879981″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We either come together in Christ or part ways with Christ. Reasons to come together on common ground: The rationale for arrogant distinctions has been destroyed. We have been called together into one “new man.” We all have a common mission: preach peace! We all …

I Have a New Community – Part 1 (Ephesians 2:11-22)

January 11, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207756143″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We either come together in Christ or part ways with Christ. Reasons to share common ground: The rationale for arrogant distinctions has been destroyed. We have been called together into one “new man.” We all have a common mission: preach peace. We all have common …