“Everybody Needs Somebody”
Ephesians 1:5 NLT
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Romans 8:15, 16 NLT
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
Psalms 68:6 NLT
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy…
Galatians 6:10 NLT
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
There is a basic need in every human on this planet, everyone wants to belong.
Family is all about, especially Gods family is all about belonging, it’s all about unconditional love, love that cares. It’s all about being a part of something special. About having each other’s back. It’s about crying together, laughing together, mourning together, celebrating together, operative word being TOGETHER.
1. Family means to belong
>Knowing that you are not alone in life
>Knowing that there is somewhere and someone you’re connected to.
>Knowing that we matter to someone
2. Family means unconditional love
>Love that loves no matter what
>Love that cares
>Love that accepts you where you are but cares too much to leave you there
3. Family means we are here for each other
>I’ll take care of you, you will take care of me
>We pray for each other
>We sacrifice for each other
Family is what Jesus made the church to be, the family of God. Jesus chooses us, adopts us, and places us in family, to belong to him and to each other.
The family of God is the safest, most loving, caring place to be. We all want to be a part of something special, this is that thing.
This is not about joining a church this is about being spiritually connected. The only way to be a part of this family is to be in relationship with our father, which happens by simply accepting and following Jesus.
If you are a part of this family, lets realize and function in the benifits of it, and if you are not, this is a place where you could belong.