An interesting phenomenon in today’s churches… people coming to church not to gather together in joint worship but, rather, to sit in the dark by themselves. We have seen this in some millennial-focused congregations, and also in a more established congregation that is likely trying to be relevant.
Where we see a potential problem is that this mindset is all about the individual and his or her alone time with God. This breaks (or, at least, ignores) the primary purpose for which our Lord proscribed church attendance:
23 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; 24 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, 25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.
Hebrews 10:23-25 [AMP]
Kind of hard to 1)Encouraging them to love and to do good deedsencourage someone you cannot see (in the dark). But maybe today’s Christianity is about self-absorption or maybe anti-social mentality? If so, I have some news for you…
That Ain’t What Jesus Called Us to Do
Check out the teaching in the latest Powerhouse Ministry video below.
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