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Looking Forward to a Ministry to Singles

02/07/2015 2:11 PM | Anonymous

As we get closer to our singles group together for the first time it strikes me how much things have changed over the years. 

Not just that there are more singles today, not that church attendance is falling and churches are closing. Not that society seems want things done for them instead of doing it themselves.  Not that “things” such as clothes and cars seem more important than people.  And not that life seems to move faster and faster every day.

All this things are true, but what I miss the most about the past is that is the things that we did as a community.  I remember having a good time plus we got to know our neighbors.  Many became friends, and everyone pitched in - particularly when things got tough.  Leaders were ordinary folks just like everyone else.

That sense of community seems hard to find today.  Fellowship is often times overlooked in the life of even Christians.  If you grew up in the church, you might associate the word “fellowship” as going to church or maybe even something your church family did by bringing a pot-luck style of lunch for all to share after a special Sunday service. 

But fellowship is not just a church service or an event. Fellowship should be part of our ongoing life as followers of Christ.  Maybe the strongest and most pointed passage about fellowship is from Hebrews 10 when the author says that some are neglecting fellowship. 

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.  – Hebrews 10:24-25

This is important for all men and women of faith, single or not.  Perhaps as Christian Singles we desire fellowship more than others.  As you read through these passages, consider your own life and attitudes towards fellowship as a Christian.

I look forward to the Ministry to Singles becoming a reality, and in particular, our first meeting!

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.   – Matthew 18:20


Mark Beasley

Comments

  • 03/19/2015 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I have pondering the fact that this group is God's ministry . I am reminded of a New Testament passage regarding another fledgling ministry the early church . It is in Acts 5:33-42. The council wants to nip the new movement in the bud & kill the apostles but Gamaliel speaks up saying to let them be because if the movement is of God nothing will prevent its success ! This is encouraging to me "and if out God is for us than what can stand against ? "
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  • 03/22/2015 8:37 PM | Anonymous member
    So true. In this world of technology we've become isolated from our neighbors. Fellowship and a sense of belonging is quickly slipping away.
    Need to put down our cell phone and acknowledge one another. Smile, say hello and give thanks!
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