The Power of Routine
Think back: how many really good friends have had in your life? I don’t mean people that you were friendly with or hung out with on occasion. I’m talking about those people who you could absolutely rely on, regardless of the situation. The people who knew you better than you knew yourself. The sort of people who would leave their own birthday party to come and help you change your flat tire on the side of a busy road in the middle of Arizona. How many really good friends have you had in your life?
That number is different for everyone, but there is one thing I am convinced of: we all need relationships like those. Regardless of what sort of personality we have, we were created to live connected lives.
It shouldn’t surprise us, though. After all, some of the first words God gives to God’s people in the Old Testament were “I will be your god, and you will be my people” (Exodus 6:7). God declares that humanity will live in relationship with Godself, and though that relationship might not always be perfect (what relationship is?), it will still be there.
The Bible tells us that we were created in God’s own image. And if that’s true, I have to believe that we were created to also be connected to one another, to God, and to ourselves.
This week in church, we’re going to be talking about what it means to live in Christian community with one another. We’ll be exploring what it means to be in authentic relationships with the people who share our faith – for better or worse. I hope that you’ll take some time to come and join us for a powerful hour of worship.
Christopher J.C. Wurpts
Associate Pastor of
Modern Worship & Discipleship
Office: 602-840-8360 Ext 130
“We invite you to join us on a shared journey of life and faith, open to all, regardless of age, ability, economics, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, politics, theology or anything else that might separate us from each other. Whoever you are and wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, you’re invited to walk with Christ in community with all of God’s children, and embrace the endless possibilities of God’s unconditional love.”