Hebrews 10:22–25 (NKJV) — 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Once again it is Sunday and I want to encourage you to attend church this morning!
As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we have the assurance of our faith in Christ. God has opened to us a “new and living way” that has been secured for us in Jesus Christ. Our faith, as personal as it is, is not to be kept to ourselves. We are to share our faith. We are to be excited about what God has done and is doing in our lives.
Four things God calls all Christians to do.
- We are to draw near to God. Our faith is not some superficial insincere phase we are going through. Our faith is an eternal commitment to God lived out each day of our lives. Our faith is to be sincerely demonstrated in life.
- We are to hold fast to the hope found in Jesus Christ Himself. We are not to waver.
- We are to stir up each other to love and good works. We discover that which we love we yearn for, we do. Because we love Jesus, we love the family of God. Because we love Jesus and want to walk with Him, to be with Him we desire to be with His family, the church. By the way, we do not just go to church, we are to be active members of God’s church. The church is not just a building or a program. The church is a living organism. The church is family growing together.
- We cannot stir up each other if we do not come together. This is focusing on Sunday worship, but in general, it is all during the week. We are not to neglect to worship together.
I always look forward to Sundays. The coming together of God’s people in worship and fellowship with one another.