Not getting to go to church because of the need to help keep each other safe and healthy the past few months has been a challenge. We can worship at home. We have been worshiping at home. But, for example, giving an invitation to a lost person to accept Christ just isn’t the same when you ask them to text a number and someone will contact them. That’s an immediate person-to-person task.
People gathering together as Christians is so important. Corporate worship is important. I’ve had people tell me they don’t feel comfortable in church and they can worship in a boat just as easy as they can in church. You can worship in a boat for sure. But trying to just worship in a boat and have a fulfilled Christian life without meeting together to learn and encourage each other in a real church is like having a BLT with just the lettuce.
But, in the same vein, the building is not the church. We are. Remember, Christians, we are the church wherever we go, following God’s teachings to love others and share the gospel throughout the world.
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 another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
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