"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Friday, June 24, 2011

Purposefulness...which rock are we building on?

For some reason, this is what's on my mind today...

A few months ago, I went to one of our church's small group meetings. It was stated at the outset that the purpose of this meeting was fellowship. (This seems to be the purpose of most of what our church does.) It was stated that even if we did not get to a bit of discussion of the Bible, or prayer, or anything else, if all we did was get together and fellowship, that was okay, because that is the primary purpose of our small groups.

So I wonder...

Did the early church ever meet just for fellowship? Peter is in prison, Paul is at sea, Jesus died for your sins, persecution is rampant. Let's have a cookout!

I think it is good to have purposefulness, but it must be the right purpose! Fellowship is a great thing, but our church was not built on the rock of fellowship!

I feel a volcano brewing. It is just a matter of time until it spews. I think this blog is a sort of pressure release that has kept it from blowing already. When and where it will happen I do not know. But when it does, I will blog about it here.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Love John 13:35 and think that love is the reason we gather together. And it is hard to really know each other if we do not ever share with each other. And I have found that I really don't know a lot of the people I attend study groups with because they stoically hide behind the bible instead of vulnerably standing on it.