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Pt. 4 - Christian Community

The Essentials Series

Pt. 4 - Christian Community

Mike Popenhagen


Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corin. 15:33
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:44-47

3 Areas of Community God uses to strengthen us

  •  Church
let us… not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:25
  •  Community Groups
  •  Close Friendships 
As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17

How to forge and maintain christian friendships

  1.  Don’t look for perfection, but look for sincerity and a love for God.
  2. Don’t allow fear or self-consciousness keep you from being honest and real.
  3. Don’t allow offense or disappointments cause you to separate from church or christians friends.
  4. Don’t let busyness or distractions keep you from church or Christian fellowship.