Shared Meaning

Faith Community Church has a daily rhythm of reading a chapter of the Bible per day as devotional reading. For instance, today’s reading is the narrative of David and Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 11.

Yesterday, I was able to join a couple of different groups from FCC in ministry and fellowship. What I enjoyed about spending time with these groups is how each are allowing the daily readings to shape their conversations. Both groups referenced the day’s reading and their thoughts and reflections upon it.

Groups, organizations, churches, etc, do well when they developed shared meaning. The shared meaning serves as connective tissue, holding the different parts together. Much like the Shema among the Israelites from Deuteronomy 6, shared meaning not only educates, but it connects and inspires mission.

Faith Community Church, your new pastor is thrilled to be among a group of people who gather around the text! Blessings as you read, pray, study, and live under the implications of the text today.


Published by joeskillen

I'm a husband, dad of 2, Pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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