It all began with a soft-spoken carpenter and three fishermen.
Simon Peter, James and John were having absolutely no luck. As Simon Peter put it, “We’ve worked all night and haven’t caught anything.” For guys who made their livelihood catching fish, this qualified as a very bad day.
But Jesus told them, “Try casting your nets on the other side.” Now, nobody would have blamed the three anglers for laughing at the Lord. After all, what would a guy who made tables and chairs know about catching fish?
Of course, the rest, as they say, is history. They caught so many fish that their boats began to sink. The three fisherman were astonished and fell at the feet of Jesus, who replied, “From now on, you’ll be fishing for souls.”
And with that, the very first LifeGroup was formed.
You see, Jesus knows something about human nature. He understands that we are not designed to live alone. God made us to thrive in community with other believers. Our faith grows in amazing ways when we do life together in the name of the Lord.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
— Hebrews 10:24-25
Let’s take a look at a few LifeGroups at Crossroads, and the impact they’re having on God’s people.