One of the sad aspects of some American professed Christians is the forsaking of the meeting together in corporate worship. The claim is along the lines of not needing to go to a building to worship God. Or it may be the claim that organized religion just isn’t for them. Or the person says they’ve been hurt by the church before.
However, the writer of Hebrews offers this charge in 10:23-25 (with special focus on v.25) “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”
Along with this decree, Pastor John Samuel Barnett instructs us from God’s Word that He desires to lead us in gathered worship. The fact of the Church, that is Christ’s Body, can never be separated from the Head of Jesus Christ. And a proper understanding of the New Testament writing testifies to this truth.
(From 2015MAR01 – FTF-21 – Thy Will Be Done – Learning How To Invite God To Guide Me Through Life)