How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.
1) God’s People Are Called to Live in True Community
“Born-Again” christians aren’t orphans – we are a part of a transtemporal and multinational community.
2) True Community is Good & Pleasant
The Christian life involves sacrifice and is only possible when you have a strong, faithful support system.
3) True Community Mediates God’s Presence & Creates a Transformed Life
Individuals are bad at creating and sustaining change. Christ-likeness develops over time and in the context of a close-knit community.
4) True Community is the Cornerstone of God’s Eternal Plan
Our Triune God, perfect community in himself, is drawing us (not as individuals, but as brothers and sisters) into his family for an eternity of joy.