Romans 12:9-13 – Members One of Another, Part 2

God’s mercy reorders our lives around Jesus so that as we are changed by the gospel we increasingly see our lives as not only inseparably connected to Christ, but also inseparably connected to a local expression of his family – a church. Or, we could say it this way: As we grow in the gospel, we will increasingly come to the point where we cannot conceive of life apart from Jesus or his family. Growth in the gospel always leads to greater commitment to and participation in the life of God’s family, the church, not less.