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Matthew2323
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 Re: FB addicts

People desire community and fellowship - the second great commandment. (Mark 12:31)

When the Chruch fails to offer what is real and fulfilling, the world and the devil are all to willing to offer cheap substitutes.

So, what does the Church offer people for fellowship and community to fulfill their needs for communication and relationship?


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Matthew

 2010/7/14 8:11Profile
StarofG0D
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There are lots of friendly-seeker churches if that's all they want. :)


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Michelle

 2010/7/14 8:16Profile
Koheleth
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StarOfG0D said:

There are lots of friendly-seeker churches if that's all they want. :)



I think you miss the point. Lots of people in "seeker-friendly" churches are busy and the relationships are superficial. Online, people find others who have as much free time as they do. They post their photos, their joys, and their woes and others respond, comment, chat, and share around. Relationships and friendships develop when people "watch each other" online. Although these relationships usually do not have any personal or face-to-face time, it turns out to be better community for some people than with any others they have access to in person. You can choose others who have the same interests, preferences, or image (facade) as you. It works for millions.

 2010/7/14 12:52Profile
Goldminer
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This is the very thing that Art Katz speaks, and Bonhoeffer talk about in community.

We are the church. If any of us are lacking in community, we are one. All we have to do is go and invite some others to dinner, on a camping trip, to a bible study, prayer meeting. If we are not experiencing fellowship we don't have to look far. We are it.

Buildings mean nothing. We can be just a lonely and unconnected in a building, but we can make true community real if we are willing for invasion, and inconveniences. There is a cost to sharing our privacy. But it is such a wonderful treasure to behold the true body of Christ in vital connection to each other.

So go out today and be the church.

Luk 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

These are the very ones who will become our family.


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KLC

 2010/7/14 13:07Profile
Koheleth
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I don't mean to confuse anyone into thinking that my last post was recommending this type of interaction as "fellowship" -- at least not in its fullest and best form. These things are usually enjoyed primarily by the world. But SermonIndex is an indication that there can be a blessing and appreciation of online contacts.

 2010/7/14 14:58Profile





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