Welcome to Week 6 (and the final week for this series) as Waretown UMC continues our worship theme and study series based on Francis Chan’s ‘Basic.’ Here a short video introducing this Sunday’s theme ‘Communion’ and some of my reflections below.
The Christian life is built on relationships. First, and obviously, its built on a relationship with Jesus. Second, it is built on a relationship with others… people we call our ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ in the faith. Relationship does NOT come about by accident, it doesn’t grow all by itself, instead relationship grows when we make others (and their needs) our priority. In Jesus last meal with his friends and followers he shared with them that he was going to give his life for them… his ultimate expression of love. And he left them with this challenge: a greater love has no one than this: that they lay down their lives for their friends. That’s the model for church.