Living in Community
Because of the work of Christ we are invited to the Lord’s table to experience communion with God and with each other. Every time we participate in the Lord’s Supper we are reminded of God call to live in community with God’s people. A loving community is the fruit of Christian maturity. The goal of Christian maturity is to be united together as the body of Christ, not to exist as independent Christians.
If you’ve ever been isolated for an extended period of time then you know there is in all of us an ingrained need for true community. At the same time we sense a desire to pull away from everyone. We long for vacations in remote locations or where we can be anonymous. The co-existence of these conflicting desires leaves us confused. How is the tension resolved? We find that it is resolved in the realization that we were made for community, but a community different than we are experiencing most of the time. True community is one in which we can share everything with others without fear of rejection or a sense of inadequacy. The only way this kind of community can happen is through Christ. Through him we have the ultimate acceptance and approval that we long for which frees us to live in true community with others. Cornerstone seeks this kind of community.