RETURN OF DRIFTING SAINTS: Blessed Assembly, Jesus’ Design
By now we’ve all heard the arguments (and jokes, too) about worshiping at “Bedside Baptist,” or about the soul that habitually forsakes assembling with other Christ-followers, expressing their preference for worshiping in God’s “nature sanctuary,”[the great outdoors], or by simply being a “good person,” etc.; but these reasons for avoiding in-house assembly are not at all supported in God’s Word. While we know that the church building itself is not the actual church, but that it is defined as the body of believers who have been saved by grace through faith in Christ ALONE, the words of twentieth century theologian Dwight L. Moody state it well:
“Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”
PRAYER: Father God, thank You for ordaining the church as an essential pathway for our regular discipling in this sinful world through regular fellowship with like-minded believers—“iron sharpening iron,” helping one another to grow up to the full stature of Christ Jesus. May we not neglect this blessed privilege. Thank You, Lord, for loving us so fervently! AMEN!
Written By Denise Diggs
Amen sister Denise!! An encouraging and convicting devotional!!🙏
Amen🙏🏽 So beautifully stated Sis. Denise. Since COVID's softening,we have come to appreciate being in the Lord's presence with other saints. It is such a blessing to gather together in the name of Jesus.
Blessings for an encouraging reminder of God's desire for HIS church!
AMEN!!! Sister Diggs, this is a well stated message to us who remain steadfast in Christ's Word. We can't grow and produce a field of corn, unless each stalk grows up next to one another, and is nourished by the same soil. If there is a substantial distance between each seed, then the produce develops stunted, undeveloped or produce nothing at all. Thanks for this inspiring devotional.
Amen Sister Denise! Praise God very compelling Devotional..
Oh the fellowship, spiritual gifts, ministries , ‘one another mindsets that are not operating to its fullest. Lord please move on the hearts of Your people who are called by Your name. Thanks for this encouragement.