#54 – Meeting as Church after Covid-19
Why change from following online services at home?
The Lord can speak and encourage us through both digital and physical meetings. He can also rebuke and correct us through reading books or listening to a podcast in our car on the way to work. But there are at least five good reasons to prefer physical to digital church meetings.
- A rhythmic event
- A fellowship experience
- An experience of God’s presence
- A witness opportunity
- A ‘being used’ experience
The writer to the Hebrews is quite adamant: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Heb. 10:24-15).
Do you “see the Day approaching”? During the Covid-19 pandemic months, we have seen how democratic governments have discovered that fear and technology are powerful tools to enhance social control. They have done things in society that we never thought possible two years ago. Clearly “the Day” is approaching. We have today a stronger reason than before this pandemic to meet together, to encourage and spur each other on.
A one page summary is found here: V20 – Meeting as Church Physically