Why We Need To Keep Meeting Together

This has been a year of transition for my family as we’ve been searching for a new church. During the search, I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve missed being part of a local fellowship. I’ve filled in leading worship at various churches throughout the year, but it’s not the same as getting plugged in and being part of a family.

Sam Bierig shares a similar story and sings the praises of belonging to a church family:

Corporate worship is one of the primary means by which God saves you to himself. He uses the corporate worship of the believers you have covenanted with to push and squeeze and mint you into the image of his Son. Jude verse 24 says, “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy…” So my question to you, then, is how does he keep you from stumbling and then finally present you to God with great joy? He does this in large part, and probably deserving of far greater emphasis, via the Sunday morning saintly singing, praying, and hearing…

Church can be messy and inconvenient but there are reasons we’re called to keep meeting together. Read Sam’s full post here.

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  1. You, too? We’re recently in transition as well, and like you, my heart is aching to be connected to a healthy church family again. We’re created to be in community – there is no substitute.

    I disagree with Sam about being us getting too over-individualized in corporate worship. I think our church worship needs to be both fully individual (my surrendered offering to God) and corporate (we come before You offering all we are). But it starts in each individual’s cleansed, bowed-down, poured-out heart. Without that, they’re merely songs sung together in vain to a waiting God (Mark 7: 6-7a). But boy, is it powerful when hearts aligned with Him bow together before His throne!

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