THE POWER OF
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY | Allen Hickman
The book of James is a practical book written to the church at large. James deals with a lot of issues in the church that still apply today. Some of those issues are community, prayer and ineffectiveness. Just maybe because we, the church, are not in community, bearing one another's burdens, and not confessing to one another in community that our prayers are ineffective.
Community doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. Community is relationships built over time with the ebbs and flows of that relationship. God doesn’t want us to be alone. In Genesis He said it wasn’t good for man to be alone. Yes, He was talking about it in the context of husband and wife but the principle applies to all of humanity. We were created to live in community.
The communities or churches that we live in are not reaching their full potential because we are not living in good relationships. May we realize the power of community and lay aside our difference and love, pray, and lift each other up and advance His kingdom and love the world in the process.
Resurrection Life Church