We all want autonomy. We all want to be in charge of our own destiny. That desire is natural, but it’s also problematic because it can cause us to drift towards isolation.

Isolation leads to a life lived alone … A life unknown … A life shaped by someone other than Jesus. A life with thick spaces between you and God. A life shaped by  “What’s mine is mine.”

We each need the forced, sometimes uncomfortable, structured relationships groups can provide. Real life community leads to a life lived with others and known by others. A life swarmed by prayer. A life carried away by what God is doing. A life expanded. A life unleashed.

We each need to know and be known.

HOPE’s next series, Known, will run each Sunday from November 9 through November 23 at 9 and 10:30am. Visitors expected!

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