Don’t buy into these 3 lies about corporate worship:
This is nothing short of an absolute lie. You do need “this.” You need the encouragement that comes from taking the Lord’s Supper together, watching baptism together, singing together, and listening to the Word of God preached—together. If you want to keep from drifting, you do need this.
You need them. Meaning, you need other people. Following Jesus is better together because that’s how you were designed. We are meant to encourage one another. I’m telling you, you need other people to remind you of what you’ve been called to, to assist you in being faithful, and to walk beside you in times of difficulty.
By all means, we need you! Please, don’t ever think, “The church doesn’t need me!” We absolutely need you! God has given you experiences, passions, and giftings, that are meant to serve the body. And you may not feel like you’re bringing a lot to the table, but when you come faithfully, it just might be that the person sitting next to you, needs someone to lean on.
So, please don’t buy into any of these lies!
Instead, hold fast to what the Word of God says:
“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 NIV
How do we put this into practice?
This is a story about authority, healing and compassion. But mostly it’s a story that will illustrate for us the proper approach to Jesus.