23 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Our church’s Heart of Worship service on Sundays at 9 am has a nice opening. Before the first song, drummer Bob Lenfesty usually offers a welcome and vocalist Lindsey Ivey shares a scripture that she has selected for the day. This past Sunday, Bob Lenfesty also included this passage from the biblical book of Hebrews in his opening remarks.
There’s a message here about what we can do for one another – together. When we come together, we might inspire and provoke one another to love and good deeds. When we see each other face to face, we tend to encourage one another in faith.
As we have done in the past months and years, we will be offering the opportunity for our friends and members to join together virtually (via Facebook Live) in the worship and praise of our God on Sunday mornings. And starting again this coming Sunday, June 14, we will be allowing those who feel safe in coming to “meet together, as is the habit of some, for encouragement.”
Let us hold fast to our faith as we follow Christ into the future.
God, we come before You today as Your, sometimes fearful, children. In these days, let us hold fast to our faith as, from close by or a little farther away, we continue to encourage and love one another. Amen.