4. A Community of Evangelism
Often it's assumed there's a tension between a community that is inwardly focused—concerned with the needs of insiders—and outwardly focused—concerned with the needs of outsiders. But Christian community is both at the same time. When Christians love, serve, and build each other up, the result is a community that showcases the love of God to a lost and hurting world, or in other words, a community that is inherently evangelistic. Passages cited in this message include Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:6-8; Isaiah 2:2-4; Ephesians 2:6-7, 10; 3:10; Matthew 5:14-16; John 13:35; and 1 Peter 2:12.