Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gathering Together

In a home fellowship I attend, today Mat 18:20 came up: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them".  It hit me that there is no corresponding verse for the 'lone ranger' among us, saying "For where you sit by yourself in my name, I am there".  This, of course, doesn't mean that there's a problem with private prayer - Jesus practiced it, and encouraged it in us (Mat 6:6), - but it implies that failing to gather together with other Christians in Jesus name will mean that we miss something of Jesus' presence.

You may find some of those with whom you gather together irritating, or see them as hypocrites.  You may not like the worship style or other aspects of the service.  But letting that keep you away will mean that you will miss something of Jesus' presence that you can get no other way than gathering together with your flawed brothers and sisters in Christ, in His name.

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