If we are going to be fruitful when we are scattered on our frontlines for the long- haul then we need to be faithful in gathering together. To continue to have an impact we need to stay strong and encouraged: we need one another. We, as red dots, need to stay red in a sea of grey dots. Our scattered and gathered lives are irrevocably connected.
The Bible has so much to say about our relationships as the people of God; there are so many passages to choose from. But Hebrews 10 starts with God, not us. It starts with the good news of Jesus Christ and that seems a fitting conclusion to the series. Our lives are lived in response to that which God has first done for us through Christ. Our lives are lived in response to that which God has first done for us through Christ. We gather to encourage one another, to remind one another about the full story of the gospel we have been invited into and as a consequence to equip one another for our everyday lives.
Let us not give up meeting together… But let us encourage one anotherHebrews 10:25
As we conclude our Frontline Sundays series, use this prayer for yourself and others on our own frontlines:
We thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of this community.
We commend one another to you on our different frontlines.
Wherever we are, whatever we do, whoever we are, may the Holy Spirit guide us in all things so that we may do God’s will in the world, in the service of Jesus Christ and with great joy. Amen.