Known in Community Recommended Resources
The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best by Irwyn Ince
The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological differences. It is seen in our politics, felt in our families, and ingrained in our theology. Sadly, the church has often reinforced these ethnic and racial divides. To cast off the ugliness of disunity and heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community. In this book, pastor and theologian Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation.
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Jesus and the Search for Community
In this introduction to 1 John, Pastor Jeremy Treat gives some background on John and his letter and teaches how the reality of Jesus creates truly authentic, fully loving gospel community.
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Lonely in LA: The Search for Community
We all long for friendship and community, and yet there is a rise in individualism and isolation within our culture. Pastor Tim Chaddick teaches from Ecclesiastes 4:7-16, which identifies the need for and characteristics of a robust Christian community.
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Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection reconcile us to God and into the community of the church. So what does it look like to be part of the church? How can you get involved at Reality LA? In this session of the Life series, Pastor Jeremy Treat talks about Reality LA’s vision and mission, why it’s vital to commit to a church, and the importance of living life together with others.
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Lee shares how God’s gift of being fully known in community both helped him persevere through some intense hardships and helped him discover the joy of serving others out of God’s gracious abundance.
* While we may not agree with everything in every book we recommend, we think they are helpful resources to better understand Scripture and learn to follow Jesus in every area of life.