Let Us Not Neglect Meeting Together!
I have been thinking about why should people come to church on a Sunday. After all, you can get the latest worship music online, listen to best preachers from anywhere in the world and even attend a full church service at church online (complete with an online pastor). So why do you need to come to church?
The author of Hebrews seems to address this issue in Hebrews 10:24-25, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one and another - and all the more as you the see the Day approaching"
I believe that one of the key reasons we should continue to meet together is fellowship. As I wrote earlier you can listen to worship, hear preaching and even attend church online but in my opinion, doing these remotely takes away fellowship, meeting people face to face.
We live in a world where loneliness is epidemic surely fellowship at church can play a role in defeating loneliness. As the author of Hebrews writes in v 24 we can spur one and other on, best done in meeting together (v 25).
A regular church attender used to be someone who came every week to church, nowadays that would be someone who came twice a month.
Can I encourage you to not neglect meeting together, to prioritise gathering together.