Communication is more than a good skill for leaders to attain. It’s essential, especially communication with God, if we are going to fulfill our purpose to love God and others. And, the more we love God and others, the more and more we’ll find ourselves driven to pray. Communication with God is therefore essential in providing . . .
To say our church purpose is to love God and others but yet to communicate in ways that fail to demonstrate that love is a contradiction which people will pick up on. We are to “walk in the way of love” (Eph. 5:2) which includes our communication. To walk in the way of love is to . . .
The Bible likens the Church to a Body showing the interdependence of its parts necessary for proper and effective functioning (1 Cor. 12). Without communication, the left foot might head in one direction while the right foot turns the opposite way. One hand could carefully pick up something while the other hand pushes it out. Without a coordination of the parts, we would flounder. One action could counteract the other. Communication provides the needed . . .
Body life, as seen in the “one another commands” of Scripture, involves a mutual, reciprocal exchange among one another. So, when we look for communication guided by Body Life commands, it must be two-way. When leaders merely “tell” people what they are doing, they aren’t communicating in accordance with Body Life commands.
Even the Greek word for fellowship, koinonia, suggests . . .