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Relationships over Religion

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Relationships over Religion

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

(Acts 2:46-47)
 

If you read the Bible and look at the life of Jesus, time and again you see him going to people’s homes and sitting with them in conversation over food. So, this begs the question, why did Jesus do this so often? What did Jesus know that we haven’t yet discovered?

Jesus knew that the best way to get to know people was to spend time in their lives and to do regular, everyday things right beside them. Here at Living Scripture Strong, we want to be people who do life together. We want to be a community that enjoys each other’s company not just on Sundays with other believers, but also throughout the week. You’ve heard it said a hundred times, but here we truly believe that life is better connected. We want you to believe it too!

When Jesus was asked about the religious practice of fasting, Jesus answered with relationship:

They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.” Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?” -Luke 5:33-34

Jesus knew what was truly important. He knew that spending time getting to know people was more important than being “religious.” And he calls us to be the same. So, let’s get back to the ways of the Church in the New Testament. Let’s eat together and share life and love right beside one another.

Invite another family into your home for dinner this week.  Your home doesn’t have to be perfect, and you don’t have to spend hours preparing.  Order a pizza and just share a meal together.  Be authentic.  Take off your mask of perfect-ness and be real. God will do amazing things through your faith, and you will be so glad that you did it! Go out and Live Scripture Strong!

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. -Acts 2:42-43


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