Restoration Covenant Church | Arvada, Colorado

Teachings

Teachings from Sunday Services

Mile Markers: Reflecting on the Journey - The Only Way Forward is Together [Ryan Ashley]

Matthew 4:18-22; 8:18-22; 9:9-13; 10:1-4; 20:20-28

1. Jesus lived in community

 

2. Lots of people turned down his invitation

 

3. The End Goal in community was to grow people into a people of love


1. Individualism


2. Idealism

 “The sooner this shock of disillusionment comes to an individual and to a community, the better for both. A community which cannot bear and cannot survive such a crisis, which insists upon keeping its illusion when it should be shattered, permanently loses in that moment the promise of Christian community. Sooner or later it will collapse. Every human wish dream that is injected into the Christian community is a hindrance to genuine community and must be banished if genuine community is to survive. He who loves his dream of a community more that the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial.”

Dietrich Bonheoffer-Life Together


3. Intimidation

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