Are You Lost In A Lonely Crowd

We don’t have to be lost in a lonely crowd — feeling alienated and alone! In this crowded world, we can experience heart-to-heart unity with other people.

One could make the claim that a ball of yarn is an example of unity. Although it is all rolled together in one very long strand, in order to be really united, it needs to be knit together into a sweater, a scarf, a potholder, or something. To move beyond the loneliness of mere togetherness into unity, perhaps Christ-followers need to move beyond passive, formal meetings and verbally open up to one another and to the Spirit, so that God can knit us together into something of His design — an ekklesia.

Togetherness comes from being in the same place at the same time — being physically in the same location with an other person or with other people; being crowded together in a group. Unity, however, is produced by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ knitting human hearts together.

–Catholic & Orthodox church meetings are led by liturgy.
–Protestant church meetings are led by a lecture.
–But what would happen in church meetings if we let the living, resurrected Jesus lead us and knit our hearts together? Love & unity!
Come & see at The Salvation Army Berry Street on Tuesday nights @ 6:00 and Sunday mornings at 10:45 — 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.

lost in the crowd

Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.” –Kevin Barnett

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” –Paul of Tarsus

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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3 Responses to Are You Lost In A Lonely Crowd

  1. sherwood8028 says:

    “Christ-followers need to move beyond passive, formal meetings and verbally open up to one another and to the Spirit, so that God can knit us together into something of His design — an ekklesia. Togetherness comes from being in the same place at the same time — being physically in the same location with an other person or with other people; being crowded together in a group. Unity, however, is produced by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ knitting human hearts together” Amen!!! Sherwood. Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:16:52 +0000 To: sherwood8028@hotmail.com

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