We have examined the truth that in Christ we are adopted into the family of God. We have been brought into a body with a purpose that is much bigger than ourselves. God is filling the Earth with his presence through his people. This means that participation in the church is not optional.

So what does it look like to participate in the church? We are often stirred by grand gestures, but small, everyday acts can feel unimportant or even unsatisfying. Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us that small, everyday things matter! 'And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.' We are in a story that is much bigger than our own, God's story. Being together regularly and encouraging one another are essential ingredients to being God's people. Pray and consider your church family. Who is someone you have seen grow and mature at Point? Go tell them. Pray with them and consider how you can respond together to God's love with love and good works. This is being the church and it matters.

- Aaron Negron