15th March 2015
‘You have six days to do your work, but the seventh day of each week is holy because it belongs to me. No matter where you live, you must rest and come together for worship.’ Leviticus 23:3 (CEV)
We were created to worship God together, as a community united by faith in Him, and filled with the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to gather together regularly to publicly affirm our faith, to rest, and to glorify God.
I’ve heard a few Christians rationalise their way out of going to church by saying, ‘I don’t need to go to church to be a Christian.’ While you may not need to go to church to become a Christian, you do need to be part of a church to grow spiritually. God doesn’t create us to be spiritual orphans, but He chooses to use people to minister to us. Because of this, it’s important for us to remain part of a church where we can worship together weekly.
In corporate worship, we worship in ways we are unable to by ourselves. As we sing and celebrate together, pray and confess together, share and meditate together, give offerings and commit together, our faith is reaffirmed, our hope is reinforced and our love is renewed. That can only happen in community.
Question to Consider
What do you need to work on to get your schedule and priorities in step with God’s rhythm?
Pray that God will help you to prioritise worshipping together at church each week.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
Posted by King's Church London
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.