08/28/16 – Created To Complement One Another in Community

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image,in the image of God he created him;male and female he created them.

Genesis 2:18-20 ESV
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

A.God Himself is a community. (Deuteronomy 29:29, Isaiah 48:16, Titus 3:4-6)

A.If God is community and we were created to be like Him then we were created for community.
B.God intends we know each other intimately, the way the members of the Trinity know one another. (Genesis 2:25)
C.We spend our lives begging to belong because we were created for community.

A.Nothing can replace our need for other people. (Genesis 2:19-20)
B.Before we were created to find happiness in one another we were created to find happiness in Jesus. (Colossians 1:16-18)
C.If we miss Jesus we will seek to find in community what is found only in Jesus and we will be miserable.
D.We were created to be completed by Jesus and to complement one another.

Next Steps:
1.We need community but we need Jesus more!
2.Community complements you!

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