Hebrews 10:24-25 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.
Meeting together with other believers on a regular basis to encourage each other and challenge each other is important. Living among and with each other as we long for the day of Christ is the will of God.
In a culture where watching a message on the internet has become the easy way to “do church”, the scripture explains church as something different. A group of people who meet together, encourage each other and challenge each other. Church has less to do with what is happening in stage and more to do with what is happening in our day to day lives. Church can’t be defined by the performance of a few under the spotlights but instead by the obedience of the many throughout the week.
A few things…
-Gathering is important. We must not get too busy to gather for worship, for groups, for fellowship.
-when we gather we must spur. Make each other better through encouragement and challenge.
-we should live expectantly. Live life together longing for the return of Christ. A church that isn’t longing for Christ return is a church hat has become to comfortable in the world.
Lord may our church be the church instead of just doing church well. May we be less defined by our weekly gathering and more defined by the lives we live through the week.