Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-value-of-small-groups.html
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)
As we shared together our feelings about the study groups, we realized that we were not meeting together each week for an intellectual exercise: something very real and significant was taking place. We were coming to know that the Christian faith is not primarily an ethic; it is not the struggle to do good or be good, but an encounter with Christ, of which morality and ethical living are by-products.
— Harold R. Fray, Jr. in “The Spirit Making New”