Because a redwood tree has no tap-root…
They have only shallow roots that can expand
to 50-80 feet.
These roots interlock with other redwood tree roots…
Thus they support each other!
"Aloneness can lead to loneliness.
God's preventative for loneliness is intimacy…
meaningful, open, sharing relationships with one another.
In Christ we have the capacity for the fulfilling sense of belonging which comes from intimate fellowship with
God and with other believers."
- Neil T. Anderson
As Christians we need to…
Be rooted together
Support each other
Stand together when the
winds of adversity blow.
We need to form a community that cares…
Loving God and loving others
1 Peter 3:8-9,
“So all of you should live together in peace.
Try to understand each other.
Love each other like brothers and sisters.
Be kind and humble.
Don’t do wrong to anyone to pay them back
for doing wrong to you.
Or don’t insult anyone to pay them back for insulting you.
But ask God to bless them.
Do this because you yourselves were
chosen to receive a blessing.”
"Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays."
- Andrew Murray
Who is the one you call on in times of trial?
Are woven together in love and friendship?
“Two people are better off than one,
for they can help each other succeed.
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm.
But how can one be warm alone?
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated,
but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.
Three are even better,
for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
Are you part of a church?
“We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful
and to do helpful things.
Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship,
but we must not do that.
We should keep on encouraging each other,
especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.”
Do you know God…the true God?
He loves you and wants you to be with you forever and ever!
“But if we live in the light, as God does,
we share in life with each other.
And the blood of his Son Jesus washes
all our sins away.”
I want to be rooted together in
the love of others
With the fellowship of believers