Lifelines, Part 3

August 27, 2023 | By Paul Crouthamel and Joseph McCormick

In a highly individualistic society where we can be our own person and fight for independence from the time we learn to tie our shoes until it slips away from us in our old age, we often overlook the undeniable reality that everybody needs somebodies to live.


This is Our God
Phil Wickham

Our King Jesus (Holy)
Bethel Music

All Hail King Jesus
Bethel Music

The Joy
The Belonging Co


Everybody needs somebodies to help them follow Jesus.

Ephesians 4:1-6
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Lifeline #2

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle.

Ephesians 4:2
Be patient, bearing with one another in love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Ephesians 4:7
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

Ephesians 4:11-13
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Mark #4
A disciple is one who engages in biblical community.

Our Values
Elevating Jesus, loving people, and expanding His kingdom.

James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.

Mark 1:14-15
Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Mark 1:16-17
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me.”