WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”
Acts 2:42 (NLT2)
MEET THE NEEDS OF ONE ANOTHER
Adrian Rogers elaborates on the tuning of instruments: “Now, we have a piano here, and we have a piano here. Those pianos ought to be in tune. Now, I don’t know a lot about tuning pianos, but I’ve read this, and I believe it to be true: that it is virtually impossible to tune one piano to another piano. But, if you get a tuning fork, and tune that piano to the tuning fork, and tune this piano to the tuning fork, do you know what happens? Ipso facto—they’re in tune with one another—isn’t that true? When you’re in tune with Jesus, and I’m in tune with Jesus, then, friend, you’re going to be in tune with me, and I’m going to be in tune with you.”
In Acts 2:42 the early church devoted themselves to “fellowship.” The word fellowship carries with it the meaning of coming together around a common interest or being in tune to the same thing. The church’s common interest was following Jesus. Fellowship isn’t just hanging out together. It is also spending time together and caring about each other’s spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.
Our small groups at Northstar are a place for biblical fellowship. We have all decided we want to grow to be like Jesus and because of that shared focus we can better care for one another. In a church as big as ours it’s impossible to know everyone’s needs. But our small group communities are a great way to know and care for one another. Ask God to show you a tangible way your small group can show care for someone who is hurting.