And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God
What better place to learn to love one another, warts and all, than in a small group?
Jesus said in John 13: 34-35
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Members will naturally then look out for each other, sharing joy and lightening burdens.
Paul states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
Members grow into spiritual maturity as they study His Word and learn to apply them to their lives.
The Greek word Koinonia from which “fellowship” is derived, is an action word.
It also means contribution, sharing, and participation.
As such, members do not just gather together, but doing together – in short, Doing Life Together
Since life groups meet in a more informal setting, i.e. the homes of its members.
Members are encouraged to bring their non-Christian friends and relatives to these meetings.
They will also be activities to reach out to non-believers in their neighbourhood, in obedience to the Lord’s Great Commission.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Life Group Ministry
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”