7th Friday after Easter

Deuteronomy 30:1–6, Matthew 18:15–20, Galatians 6:1–10

In his commentary on this section of Galatians, Earle Wilson wrote, “The is a , not a civic or social club. As a we are knit supernaturally by the in common fellowship of . It is in this context that admonished us to carry one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

At Generations Community Church, we talk a lot about framily—fris who are like . The question then becomes, is that who we are? Is this how we are really identified? Is this how we live out the to be framily? How do we as individuals and collectively truly begin to internalize and live it out fully?

Restoration is an essential piece of as framily. However, for something to be ored, something has to be broken and acknowledged as broken. We are all broken in some way. We can be too confident in our learning, too confident in our , too confident in our state, too confident in our country, and definite too confident in ourselves.

Are we still keeping up appearances? Are we still putting on our “” face? Are we working so hard that we are blind to where the is actually working?

We are each too scared at times to be truly transparent and vulnerable. Oversharing can be chaotic and emotionally draining, so we cannot take it too far. However, sometimes a broken bone needs to be re-broken so that it heals correctly. Are there bones in our framily that need this?

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.