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Since I’ve been going to CrossPoint I have been involved in several small groups and last fall I began leading.  The Devil really discouraged me and I had made up my mind that I would take a break this winter from teaching.  But God kept telling me I really need to lead a group this time around. Finally, I said I wasn’t going to let my discouragement let me down and I would lead again this winter. 

I have to say God knew what He was doing to have me open my home up to some amazing women of CrossPoint.  Yesterday, God reminded me through Blake how

important community is.  He preached on the second part of our mission statement, Irrevocably Committed to One Another.  In the past when I needed support I always knew I could count on my community group/women’s Bible study class/Sunday School to be by my side.

After the message God laid on my heart to call a lady that signed up for my small group but hasn’t been able to make it out. She is 9 months pregnant and having her first child as a single mother. I finally slowed down last night around 8 I gave her a call to see how she was doing.  When she answered she said she was so happy that I called.  She had been having contractions all day and hadn’t got out of bed.  We talked for awhile, and I tried to giver her encouragement from one woman that has never been through this to one that is scared to death.  She promised that she would keep me posted, so now I wait by my phone to hear that she is either on her way to deliver or is a mother to a beautiful baby girl.  We joked that we might have to move our small group to the maternity ward tomorrow night.

I have already seen through this group in just the past 3 weeks the following…

 

 

 

“Carry each other’s burdens…” Galatians 6:2

  • “Encourage one another and build each other up…” Thessalonians 5:11
  • “Be[ing] completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Be kind and compassionate to one another – forgiving each other…” Ephesians 4:2,32

I believe this is true community. God has done some amazing things in this group.  I can’t wait to see what He has in store for the next 6 weeks of our study and beyond.

How have community groups/small Bible studies affected or changed your life?

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