Evening Worship Because of Each Other

16 Mar

Rev. David McCullough’s 4th reason as part of his answer to the question “Why Evening Worship?”

4. Because of our Responsibility to each other

When someone becomes a Christian they are united to the Lord Jesus Christ.  That union with Christ means that we are united to other believers. “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” (I John 1:3&4) That union with other believers is to be particularly evidenced in our local church. The many one another exhortations call us to love one another and encourage one another.  One of the ways that we can do that is by being present at the services for public worship.  The writer to the Hebrews makes the direct link between encouraging one another and being present when the church meets. And let us consider how we may spur one another on to love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24&25)  The presence of other believers at public worship is a support to one another as we remind ourselves what is important in our lives.  Likewise our absence sends a serious message to other believers, particularly young ones – that we can get along fine without the preaching of God’s Word and the company of the saints.

Part 1- Because of the Glory of God

Part 2- Because Jesus is There

Part 3- Because It’s the Lord’s Day

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