MM119: A Family Affair

by Andrew Stroud

It’s been said that the Bible doesn’t so much define church as it describes it. But did you know that the number one way it describes it, is as family?

And there’s no close second. If you want to understand church and what it means to be part of the church, you have to start thinking of it as family.

It begins when we put our faith in Jesus. The Bible describes this as the new birth.

So God becomes our Father and we are his children. We’re also brothers and sisters in Christ. And we’ve become part of God’s household. We’ve even been made heirs with Christ.

It sounds great right? So why do so few of us experience church as family and what can we do about it?

That’s what we’ll be exploring over the next 3 Mission Minutes.

You see, you were never meant to follow God alone. Never. You were born to be part of a family.

Scripture: John 1.9-13; Galatians 4.4-7; 1 John 3.1-2

Andrew has a passion for discipleship and disciple-making and has trained leaders for the kingdom who are living and sharing their faith around the world. He loves being outdoors and enjoys reading, writing, and running. He and his family live in San Diego, CA.

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