Why Christians Should Live Together
If you are one of the many Christians today who want to follow Christ together in daily life, not just on Sunday, you may be responding to Christ’s call to share your life more fully with others. When people decide to follow this path, they discover richer and more meaningful lives – lives that Jesus had in mind for all his people. This original calling was for Christians to be gathered, united in a community that demonstrates the transformative love of God through the sharing of all things in common and taking care of one another and their neighbors. With a desire to become true communities, many Christians have addressed this call by forming communities created to encourage, challenge and strengthen others by a common love of God, and desire to live the kind of life Jesus wants for his people. Others have responded by meeting once a week, sharing a meal and reading Scripture to ignite meaningful group discussion about the kinds of life Jesus wants for his people. Are you ready to take on Jesus’ call for community? Here are six reasons Christians should live in community based on the book “Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People” edited by Charles E. Moore” featuring a collection of contributions from veterans of community living. They know the pathologies of community life and can speak to the impact this experience has had on their lives.