Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Corinthians 11; Matthew 11:28-30
The first Christians shared their lives with one another. It wasn’t about church picnics, potlucks, or small talking in the “fellowship hall.’ They were real people meeting real needs in joining together to fulfill a real mission. They weren’t meeting together because they kind of felt like they should. They shared their lives because in Christ they had everything in common. They truly loved each other.
Often times, we look for the “perfect church” with the “perfect people.” But we will never find that. The church is made up of imperfect people gathering together to worship and serve a perfect and loving Savior in Jesus.
So we gather together to hear God’s Word, celebrate the Lord’s Supper, baptize new believers, and pray for and encourage one another. Then we are sent out to share the Good News of Jesus with others and to care for them. Everyone belongs.