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3 lies about corporate worship
November 17, 2022

3 Lies About Corporate Worship

Don’t buy into these 3 lies about corporate worship:

  1. I don’t need this.
  2. I don’t need them.
  3. ‌They don’t need me.

‌ “I don’t need this.” 

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. 

“I don’t need them.”

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. 

“They don’t need me.” 

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?

  • Bury these truths deep in your heart. The reality is that drifting is a temptation that creeps up when we’re tired, when we’re exhausted, and when things are going great! In all these situations we need the Holy Spirit to remind us of these truths when we need it most. 
  • Reach out. We know people who have begun to believe a lie. As God places people on your heart, reach out to them. Let them know that “they need this, they need us, and we need them!” That’s what a spiritual family does for one another. 
  • Invest in what’s most important. The best way to not drift away is to live in such a way that community is a priority. Invest in relationships. Invest in spiritual disciplines. And show your family (especially your children) that gathering as a church family is important by investing in worship. 

This article is adapted from a sermon entitled Catch My Drift?. This sermon is part of a series focused on helping believers read through the entire New Testament in one year.

Written by Adam Brock

Adam serves as Teaching Pastor in the North Venue. His prayer for Trinity is that we would always be a place that God uses to rescue people and transform lives.

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