Searching for Community in Small Groups: Myths and Essentials

Searching for Community in Small Groups: Myths and Essentials

May 26, 2019
Pastor Calvin Yim
John 21:1-14

Model for Community of Believers:

“All who believed were together...Attending temple together and breaking bread in their homes.” (Acts 2:44, 46)

 

The Solution:

        “Life change happens best in small groups.”

Change =>growth = good

No growth = stagnation => death

 

The Problem:

        “I don’t need another thing to do in my busy life.”

        “Even if I had time, the groups are just too far.”

“Plus I’m not comfortable with other people (introverted).”

 

Myths:

    More time = more belonging

More proximity = more belonging

More personality = more belonging

 

Essentials (From John 21:1-14):

 

1.  Living life together. (v.2-3)

   

     “[The disciples] were together.”  

 

 

2.  Growing in Jesus Christ together. (v.12-13)

 

    “Iron sharpens iron.” (Proverbs 27:17)

    “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35)

 

 

3.  Serving Jesus together. (v.6, 10-11)

 

    “I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)