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What Can Community Do For You?

By now  most of us have to be familiar with the UPS commercials.  A few people are sitting around discussing how they will transport or ship something to some locating.  The answer is always UPS.  This is followed by the current motto for the company

What can Brown do you for you?

These commercials are excellent, though I’m not sure if they are as effective as the long commercial Tom Hanks did for Fed Ex.  Oh, you don’t remember it?  It was called Castaway.

The question, of course, is designed so that folks will wonder if the solution to many questions is a company that delivers products in brown vans.  Is UPS the solution to their problems.

We in the Church face problems of our own, none that can be solved by a shipping company or the color brown.

Our problems include whether we are loved.  Are our burdens such that we need someone to bear them?  Do we need to be stimulated to love and good deeds?

These are just a few questions that can be asked about us.  The solution?  The answer?

Community.

Not just any community.  One that we are joined to, a body.  One where we are equipped for the work of service so that we can build up this body.  One where we can attain the unity of the faith.

What can community do for you?

It connects you within this body.  It connects you to the Head of the body, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This community is such that no one has need.  What you need, I will share and vice versa.  No one goes hungry, for either physical nor spiritual nourishment.  All may eat and are fed.

What can community do for you?

All of this and so much more.  You will be prayed for and visited in your times of need.  And other times as well.  

Community like this is awesome.  It is what all of our faith communities should strive to be like.

What can community do for you?

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  1. October 16, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Nice thoughts, Larry. I am convinced that community is also the solution. Lives are changed in community.

  2. October 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I think you are right larry…as long as it is the right kind of community. It needs to be a loving, non-judgmental community or the end result can be even worse.

  3. October 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Community is crucial. It’s the difference between healthy life and death. Without true community we will die spiritually and or miss out on being a part of the body of Christ.

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