Who do you go to when dealing with life’s issues? Are you connected to other believers, or do you isolate yourself, thinking you can deal with your issues alone? Our inability to live in community with one another is a by-product of our lack of fellowship with God.
The first hindrance to living in community is our unwillingness to live in fellowship with God.
1 John 1:5-7 tells us that if we walk in light, we will have fellowship with one another.
We see here, the key to living in community; fellowship with God. People who are not connected to God will not connect with others. Living in community allows us to lean on our brothers and sisters at our toughest moments.
Sin pushes us away from God and others, and removes the urgency of living in community. As a result we live isolated from God and the body of Christ.
In Galatians 2:20 Paul tells us that we must die to ourselves. Once we let go of our pride , Christ can live in us. As a result we will live in community with others and in fellowship with God.