Jesus gave us several examples of seeking solitude:
- Before major miracles
- After major miracles
- Before major shifts in his ministry
- In the garden before the cross
We need solitude.
Jesus gave us several examples of seeking community:
- Wedding at Canna
- Visit with Zacchaeus
- Trips to the Temple
- Sermon on the Mount
- Last Supper
We need community.
We are already connected in the a relationship with Jesus.
Practice Solitude with Jesus.
We have a family of around 300 people at BLC!
Practice community with the BODY!
Main Point: While we strive for balance in solitude and community, through them we feed our capacity to love lost people. We need alone time with Jesus to be up to it, and we need time with each other to accomplish it!