Healthy Community: The Benefits of Friendship
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Aspen trees are a beautiful sight in the Western US. But did you know you will never find an aspen tree growing alone in a natural setting? Aspen trees grow in community. Their roots are intertwined under the ground, making a grove of trees into one big tree.
The story of Lazarus echoes the spiritual lesson of the aspen grove: we cannot grow alone. We were never meant to remain alone as we emerge from the tomb. As we learn from Lazarus, we see that our roots intertwine with others. Jesus calls us to embrace a “grove” of people and allow a community of friends to help us change.
Join us in this conversation on the importance of community in each of our lives.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN PODCAST
The Lazarus Life: Spiritual Transformation for Ordinary People by Stephen W. Smith
Luke 10:34-35 MSG
Philippians 2:1-4 MSG
I Kings 6:24-33
Music Break at 42:45: Bring Us, O Lord God by William Harris - performed by VOCES8.
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