“The New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion.”John Wesley
Reading through the Gospel of Matthew and the whole New Testament one sees time and time again how as God sends someone out to share the Gospel s/he goes with others. No one was sent out by the Holy Spirit alone. Even Jesus served in ministry with others and He was the Son of God.
Becoming a follower of Jesus involves connecting with other followers of Jesus. We come together in worship, prayer & fellowship to grow closer to God and thereby to one another. We share stories from serving in our communities, living out our faiths.
Who is in your tribe? Who are the people closest to you that walk with you as all of you serve the Lord?Tweet
Having a tribe is vital to growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Through our tribe God comforts us, teaches us, challenges us. In our communities we discern together how the Holy Spirit is leading us.
If you do not know who is in your tribe pray to God to show you who He is bringing into your life. Look to your local church community for a small group you can join. Or ask the pastor to help you get connected with others to have a tribe together.
As you have your tribe decide together when all of you will meet. Is it weekly in person or bi-weekly via Zoom? Look to see how you will stay connected during the week. Group text messages help to quickly share prayers & updates. Emails provide a place for stories from ministry to be share in full. However you meet & connect it is important to remain in communication with one another.
Being a part of a small group is part of being a follower of Jesus. Together we serve the Lord participating in God’s Will being done here on Earth. We see the amazing things God is doing in and through us for His glory.
So, who’s in your tribe?
This Week’s Challenge
Determine who is in our tribe. Now decide together how often you will meet & how you stay connected during the week. Watch together what God is doing in reaching all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.