In the book of Ephesians, Paul is laying out what he thinks the Church is. He was saying it at a time when the Church looked nothing like it looks today. It was a fledgling movement that was basically about to be snuffed out by Roman persecution. There was not much to it.
Last week we introduced the idea of Church Around the Table. I’m supposed to get to the book of Acts. I’m supposed to start talking to you about the table and all these things, but I just can’t. Last week I just started looking at Jesus’ life and I was like, “Man, we’ve to go back and really get this Church thing figured out.”
We’re kicking off a new sermon series. Life Groups are kicking off this week. We’ve got over 300 people that are going to be hanging out a whole bunch in smaller group situations, in homes, around tables with snacks, and the word of God—partaking in raw authenticity, relentless encouragement, biblical counsel, and, hopefully, some genuine friendship—in a very crazy, disconnected, more connected than ever online world that we’re living in. I’m really excited about it.