Why does the church exist as a gathered community?

jordantmoody —  August 22, 2014 — 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered why churches meet every Sunday? Why can’t we all just sleep in and do whatever we want on a Sunday and still worship God. Well, for starters God said, “not to forsake your gathering together.” But why is it so important we get together?

This quote helped me think it through these very questions.

Why then does the church exist as a gathered community? The church is to become a mature organism through the process of edification, and this maturity is reflected, first of all by the degree of love that exists in the body of Christ, and the second, by the degree of corporate faith and hope that is manifested. – John Stott

The church is to become a mature organism through the process of edification to honor and glorify God, and in the process become a dynamic witness in the world.- John Stott

We meet together to build each other up in order so we can better proclaim the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness and into the light. (I Peter 2:9)

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I'm a Pastor/Teaching Elder at Hope Fellowship Church in New Ipswich, NH.

One response to Why does the church exist as a gathered community?

  1. 

    I liked that. Well thought-out and executed. You should write more often.

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