Visions from the Vincents

February 9, 2009

4. Because sgs create an atmosphere of care (Gal 6).

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joshua @ 3:41 am

Sgs provide an atmosphere for caring for the members of the church.  Who cares for the people of the church?  Some may say the really spiritual or the pastors or the deacons.  They are part right.  Let me explain.  Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Paul speaks these words to a church, which, yes, includes pastors and deacons.  But, notice that he doesn’t isolate these words to pastors and deacons.  This message is given to the whole church.  Caring for one another fulfills the law of Christ.  If you know the previous 5 chapters of Galatians, you know those you are called to care for are those who have trusted in Jesus for salvation, are being lead by the Spirit, and are, thus, fleeing sin—Christians.  Organizationally, sgs can give us the ability to care for other members in our groups.  Sgs give focus.  Sgs also provide opportunities to easily organize a small group of people to serve homebound or even evangelize. Sgs provide a healthy context for exercising spiritual gifts.

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1 Comment »

  1. What is Sgs?

    Comment by Mom — February 12, 2009 @ 6:14 pm


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