Our Christian faith is personal to be sure, but the Lord never intended for it to be lived out in private.
“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” (Heb. 10:24–25, NKJV).
As this verse clearly indicates, God’s design is for His people to worship, fellowship, and serve together. History shows God’s people gathered in the tabernacle, the temple, and in synagogues; then in homes, forests, even catacombs. Healthy structure and relationships in the church depend heavily on regular times of worship and fellowship together. To think worship could possibly involve nothing but a person, a fishing pole, and God misses the point—and misses the plan of God for His people.
Don’t be a spiritual “Lone Ranger.” Some awesome experiences await you as you worship, fellowship, and serve side-by-side with other Christians. Give it a try!
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.