It is a sobering reality that while we have been saved, we still live and are affected by a broken world. Sin is not our master, but it still has an ability to entangle us. Community can create a recurring environment for honest confession and prayer so that we can continually combat sin and live in the freedom paid for by Jesus. This freedom is what Christ intended us to have, not just in eternity but today.
“The purpose of the Disciplines is freedom. Our aim is the freedom, not the Discipline. The moment we make the Discipline our central focus we will turn it into law and lose the corresponding freedom....Let us forever center on Christ and view the Spiritual Disciplines as a way of drawing us closer to His heart.”
- Richard J. Foster