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Time for the Church to be the CHURCH

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Hebrews 10:23-25 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhort- ing one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

In Hebrews we are challenged to do these 4 things as the church:

  1. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope.

  2. Let us consider one another.

  3. Let’s not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

  4. Exhort one another as we see the DAY approaching.

Why did the writer of Hebrews think these four things were so important? The answer to that question is simple; he knew that we needed each other to survive life in this chaotic world. He knew that we would never serve humanity at our full potential unless we first had a safe place to be restored. In essence, being part of the church is twofold:

  1. We need the fellowship of other believers. (This is the “inside the part of the wall.”) Without this fellowship and the protection it offers, we become very vulnerable. Being alone is a recipe for disaster as we live life.

  2. The fellowship we enjoy as a part of the body enables us to better serve the hurting. (This is the part when we go outside the walls.”) Together we can accomplish much more than we ever could alone. In other words, being a part of the body always includes outreach to the world. If we only do the “meeting together” part and fail to also do the “reaching out” part, we miss half our reason for being His. My challenge to all of us is this: We need to stay in the battle by meeting together as the body and we need to use this platform as the launching point for touching the lost and broken.

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