A friend of mine once said, “Lone Rangers often get shot out of the saddle.” He was referring to the popular U.S. television show in the 1950’s called “The Lone Ranger.” This lone lawman rode to rid the wild west of outlaws and was often vulnerable to attack. If we try to live our Christian lives alone, without the support of other believers, the devil can easily destroy us spiritually. We need each other. It is extremely difficult to live the Christian life alone. Believers need to encourage one another. Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Jesus is coming back and he has a plan for us to meet together on a regular basis so we can receive teaching, training, prayer, encouragement, and minister to one another. He calls this group of believers the “church.” God loves His church, and so do I.
God loves His church, and so do I
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.