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We seldom realize the extent of divine power that’s available to us in the fellowship of other faith-filled Christians. We are too used to living individualistically. We’ve been convinced by our contemporary culture to idolize self-sufficiency.
Scripture repeatedly gives evidence of the importance of belonging to a community. The fellowship of fellow believers is part of God’s plan for bringing the Kingdom of God into the earth.
Jesus surrounded himself with disciples, not just for the purpose of training them to build the Christian Church, but also for the sake of personal friendships that enhanced his own life. Each member of his community had unique identities, and he valued each person individually. And he gave them the collaborative purpose of spreading the Kingdom of God and the salvation of Christ.
We make a much bigger difference in the world together than we could ever accomplish alone.