Just like your physical body, it has many members and all the body part members are belong to your body.  The body is also made up of cells, if the cells are healthy then the body is healthy, it is the same with the body of Christ.  If the small groups are healthy, then the church is healthy.  Small groups in the church represent the cells of the church.  Each small group is made up of members being involved in others lives.  In small groups, we eat together, pray together, study together, learn together, and care for each other.  Small groups help the community grow, the church grow, helps individuals grow, promotes healthy relationships.  Small groups promote fellowship where others learn and grow by a participative roll. Click here to go to the Small Group Resource page

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Be careful of the Decoy’s,

 

Not long ago I was given a remote control duck.  I haven’t actually tried it out yet but from a distances it looks just like a duck.  It’s suppose to be quite in its operation to fool other ducks to think that it is really a duck.    As the decoy duck gets closer and closer to the real ducks, the ducks are not alarmed and just go about their business without knowing that there is a possible threat to them.   They are totally unaware of a possible impending danger, that there is a decoy among them.  They don’t know how to recognize the real duck from a fake one.

 

In scripture we are told many times to watch out for decoys.  There are those that come in close that try to deceive you, decoy’s that are not true but look real.  If you don’t recognize the decoy you won’t feel threatened and so you just go on about your business unaware that anything may be wrong.   God made humanity with a unique sense of awareness.  Humans are able to detect when something isn’t right.  For instance, we would recognize a mannequin if it was placed in front of us.  Our senses and awareness tells us that it isn’t real, it is a fake.  However, it isn’t always that easy to detect when something is a fake or counterfeit.  In 1st John we are told to keep our senses up, be alert and aware to detect a decoy:

 

1 John 4:1 (NKJV)
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

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