They point out that gatherings of people are powerful because the people are physically present. “Gatherings change lives, change cultures, change the world. They’re powerful. Like a political protest, the church gathering shapes a people. It shapes each one of us as individuals and shapes us collectively into a culture, a force, or a movement. It fashions us as the city of God. And like a protest, the gathering offers a visible testimony for the whole world to see. It tells the world that we are citizens of heaven.”
If your pastors are wondering if they should continue to emphasize the importance of gathering in person versus watching services virtually, I encourage you to commend Rediscover Church to them.
To the praise of His glory,
Quotable Quote: “Church membership offers the safety of the sheep pen, where Christ is shepherd. It offers the nourishment of being attached to a body, like an arm to a torso, where Christ is the head. It offers the love of a family, where Christ is the firstborn of many heirs. It offers the obligations and duties of citizenship in a holy nation, where Christ is the King.” Rediscover Church, p. 78