Everyone’s talking about community. Everyone seems to want it. Most complain if they don’t find it, but it’s harder to pull off than you’d think. God’s ways are natural, but they aren’t easy – especially at first. New ways of life must be formed in us through hours, days, and years of intentional practice. And, though God’s ways are also simple, it can take some serious time in prayer and a good hard look at scripture to discern them.
Galatians 5 tells us, “So I say live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”
Sure, we all know we need this thing called “community” and we even have an inkling telling us that our friends need it too. Yet, a Grand Canyon-sized gap exists between our hopes and our realities.
That’s where this series comes in.
“The Tangible Kingdom” is a series we hope with reinvigorate Leonia Church, get all of our people on the same page, push ourselves and our friends into a missional posture, or just help us all start something new. “The Tangible Kingdom” is an eight-week guide to Incarnational Community. The worship series will be accompanied by Small Groups on Sundays and Thursdays.