Key Verse: Verse 25 - “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Key Words: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together
Technically, you could say that our text verse is not prophetic; but it does deal with the last days. To be more specific, it deals with us as believers not only being faithful in our church attendance, but also exhorting others to be faithful in their church attendance as well.
Have you ever wondered why people fight traffic, pay high prices for tickets, and sit hours on a hard seat just to watch a baseball game? I really never saw the need for it or the sense in it; although for years people have told me, “You have to be there to feel the enthusiasm generated from just being in the stadium.” My response is, “I’d just as soon watch it on television.”
I have found that some believers use the same logic as reluctant sports fans when they think about church attendance. They cannot see why going to church is all that important. They figure they can avoid the inconvenience by sitting at home in a comfortable chair while praying, singing, and reading their Bible, while others are saying, “You’ve got to be there!!” In the house of God there is a sense of brotherhood, worship becomes more powerful, and the assembling together encourages others while fulfilling the command of “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.”
Always remember, if you ever begin to think you do not need to attend church, you have got to be there to get the full impact of the service. Remember as well, we are not to attend church services less and less in the last days, but more and more.
What to do:
✞ Be faithful to God’s house.
✞ Invite others who are not being faithful.
✞ Pray for others who are slothful in attendance.
✞ Always remember CH_ _CH means nothing unless UR in it.
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