I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Psalm 122 NKJV
David professes the joy of going to the house of the Lord.
Far too many people have left fellowship!
Some people have stopped going to church because they were wounded. Others say they left the “organized” church to gather together in homes like the first disciples did. Some believe the traditional worship service is unbiblical.
If we could find a perfect church we would ruin it. Should we leave the organized church to attend an “unorganized service”?
I heard a man say churches should not incorporate. He also said he has a tax exempt corporation but only for the benefit of his donors. Isn’t that one of the reasons churches incorporate?
The early church gathered together in homes because they were few in number and buildings were not available. When did gathering together with other believers in large numbers to worship God become unbiblical?
The Lord commands us not to forsake the gathering of the brethren as some have done!
Some of the people calling us to leave churches have their own agenda. God wants us to build up His Kingdom not one of our own design. There are many voices vying for our attention. If they do not glorify God we should tune them out!
Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up, The tribes of the Lord, To the testimony of Israel. Vs 3-5
We will gather together in a great multitude of people speaking different languages and practicing different customs to worship God in eternity. The traditional worship service is a foretaste of what we will experience in heaven!
God loves you. He wants you to cherish fellowship with His people. Jesus wants your worship to bless you as much as it blesses Him!
If gathering together to worship God does not fill your heart with joy examine yourself before the Lord. Ask Jesus to restore the joy of your salvation. If you must find another place to worship God will be with you wherever you go!
Do not forsake the gathering of God’s people. Something special and unique is missing when you withdraw from fellowship. If an illness, job or distance keeps you from attending a church service gather together with someone somewhere to worship Jesus!
Let Jesus use you to bless the people who gather together in His Name!
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