Studying the Greek word "koinonia," this newly revised edition of The Crisis of Caring delves deeper into the intimate spiritual fellowship experienced by the early church. Using their common-life example for building a biblical community, Bridges defines profound concepts including serving, suffering, sin, giving, and spiritual gifts for today's believers. Includes discussion questions. 176 pages, softcover from NavPress.
Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament timesor koinoniahad rich and varied meanings, including covenant relationship, partnership in the gospel, communion with God and others, and the sharing of earthly possessions. In True Community, best-selling author Jerry Bridges guides you through koinonia and its implications for todays church. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book will help you dig deeper into what Christian community in the twenty-first century should look like. You will come away with a new appreciation for fellowship, the church, and what God intended the body of Christ to be.