Series: Called into Community

As believers, God doesn’t just call us into a relationship with him. We are called out of lonely isolation and into community with other believers. 

Individualism is deeply embedded in our culture, but this is not the model we see in the Bible. In contrast, in Scripture we see that God has called us to live in community, a beloved and blessed community. 

Together we honor God’s name and are a witness and a channel of God’s love in the world. It’s not something that anyone can do alone; it takes all of us, the body of Christ, the church.

In this 7-day devotional series, you are invited to consider the Biblical examples of community, and reflect on the community God has called you into, starting with the community found with the Trinity, to the community of all believers, and then to your own church.

Called into Community

Created for Community

Read: Genesis 1:26-2:3 God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (v. 27) In early spring, before leaves

Called into Community

A Beloved Community

Read: Romans 8:26-36 For I am sure that neither death nor life . . . nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God

Called into Community

A Blessed Community

Read: Ephesians 1:3-14 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. (v. 3) Each

Called into Community

A Called Community

Read: Genesis 12:1-3; Revelation 21:1-7 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Called into Community

A Diverse Community

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with

Called into Community

A Forgiven Community

Read: Colossians 3:8-17 As the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (v. 13) A primarily white church in Tennessee hired a new lead pastor who was young and

Called into Community

A Living Community

Read: Ephesians 2:11-22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (v. 22) Carol was grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, looking forward to