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Intimacy with God often occurs in the places where we must trust Him the most. Inexpressible joy and the peace that surpasses understanding comes from trusting God wholly (Phillipians 4:6-7). Intimacy with others was established by the early Church as they met with each other in their homes.
The early Church demonstrated the type of Love Jesus was talking about in John 13:34 "A new command I give you: 'Love on another as I have Loved you, so you must Love one another.' Then He added, 'By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you Love one another.'
There must be trust in order to establish Christian accountability. Accountability involves a willingness to open yourself up and share sensitive or personal imformation. People begin to develop loving relationships with one another as they meet together and share at The Gathering.