These are some of the scripture notes from Notion. I’ll fill in some of my points afterward.
Basically, I’m making the case that we were put here to build something together, and the thing we’re building is the Body of Christ!
Here’s the recording, in case you want to hear what I said. I talked about how God created us to build up the Garden of Eden.
Failing that, we got an even better task, to build up one another, which is the Church. Scriptures after the recording.
Genesis 2:5 (ESV): When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,
Genesis 2:15 (ESV): The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Genesis 2:18 (ESV): Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” Romans 15:1-2 ESV
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:4-7 ESV
“So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:12 ESV