Saturday, January 11, 2014

Connecting with Them

“When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.” Luke 4:16

Jesus models the values He wants us to have. As you read about His life in the gospels, notice He valued meeting together in the synagogue on almost a daily basis. He would participate in the teaching, worship and relationship building at each gathering.

The writer in Hebrews (10:25) says, “You should not stay away from the church meetings…you should meet together and encourage each other.” He shares what Jesus models: encourage one another, motivate one another to love and good works to make a difference in the lives of others, strengthen one another to hold tight to the hope we have from the promises of God and be empowered to go into the presence of God with sincere worship. Can you make it your usual custom to join with other believers to encourage, learn and worship?

It is difficult to connect with others when you are not around them. Jesus promised a special visitation every time believers are together in His name. Let’s get together.

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