Friend to Family
The church is frequently described in the New Testament as a family. Members of the church are often referred to as brothers and sisters. Leaders in the first century church, like the Apostle Paul, used paternal and maternal language to describe their love and concern for those in the church. The reason this type of language is used is because church is designed by God to be the place where we find our most intimate relationships. In this series, we want to explore the nature of these family relationships in church. We hope that this will be a time where you see the value of moving from being a “friend” of our church to a “family” member.