Meeting together

March 28th, 2008

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. This verse tells us that as Christians it is important to meet with other Christians to learn and grow together. Meeting together also allows us to encourage each other in our faith and to look forward for Jesus’ return.

Traditionally this verse has been used to encourage Christians to attend a “traditional” church on Sundays. However I think it goes deeper than this. Yes church on Sundays is important, but we can go on a Sunday and have limited contact with others. We can walk in and walk out without making any real connections.

I think the key is this passage is meeting together and building each other up. This may be at a church on Sunday, but it might also be in a house church, a home Bible study group, it might be having coffee with a friend, meeting at the local park with some friends and their kids, going to a craft group or even playing golf. It doesn’t have to be in a big group as long a we connect in a real way and encourage each other in Christ.

As I write the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:20 spring to mind. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”