Rediscover the Bible for Life
The Bible says we’ve been created for relationships. It says that in the beginning man being alone wasn’t a good thing. “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” (Genesis 2:18)
Being with others, helping and loving them, is found in and is at the heart of the Great Commandment that says we are to love the Lord with the whole of our being, but this is then to be worked out by loving our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39).
God developed the place to help work all this out – it’s called the church. Once we become a believer in Jesus Christ, we also become a belonger. God wants us to be a part of His family, and to be a part of the church.
Fellowship doesn’t happen in absentia, but rather fellowship happens by getting together on a regular basis with other believers.
The writer of Hebrews says, “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.” (Hebrews 10:25)
What we need to understand is that a habit is something we do frequently. We don’t have an occasional habit. A habit is something we do over and over again.
To break the habit talked about by the writer of Hebrews, is that we’ve got to start spending time with one another. If all we do is see each other once a week, or once a month, then we’re not going to build any sort of relationship. It’s kind of like a marriage. If all we do is see each other once or twice a month, it’s not going to last.
Concerning the first church it says, “They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.” (Acts 2:46)
The church was formed with this in mind, gathering on a daily basis. Yet most Christians complain about coming together once a week. Therefore, why do we wonder about the church’s weakness?
What’s keeping us from meeting more consistently?
Today our gatherings are based more on convenience rather than out of conviction. What’s the difference? Convenience is going when we have the time, conviction is going because we make time.
So, let’s start making church, that is, gathering as believers in Jesus Christ, our habit, and start getting excited and looking forward to Jesus’s return.
Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor at Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.
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Good word. These are the very scripture I have shared with family members who are believers but have not been in fellowship for a very long time. I’m sharing this article with them. They have been in my prayers for a long time.
Thank you Linda. Yes, Fellowship with other believers in the local church is good for our lives, and helps us as we encourage one another, and are there for one another in the good times and the not so good times. Take care and God bless