We Shall Gather at the River
Why is it that we should "not give up meeting together?" What is it about community that facilitates worship? What is it about corporate worship that is so important? And, given this query, do we accomplish, expedite, or hinder, by our actions and methods, the process of such achievement? Forgive me, I have mostly questions here. Since Kat and I are in between churches at this point, I feel more apt to ask - or at least think out loud. My thoughts here are that we meet together that we may become well acquainted with the strengths, weaknesses, faults, victories, and loves of one another, that we may pray for grace to bear with each person. We associate that we may actively edify one another in our common pursuit: the Glory of God in Christ. Activity is key here. We must not be a Kingdom 'Us', but, as my friend Brantley so eloquently put, a Kingdom 'We'.
These are only the first of my thoughts on this. I write them in order to ask your thoughts? Why do you think we meet together? Why together? Why singing? Why preaching? Why drama and videos and music and arts? What is it that is singular about this process? What cannot be achieved except in this weekly (or however many times your group meets) togetherness that brings an entire community into one room? And, do we achieve it?