This Sunday at Mayfair, we took joy in our fellowship.
It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means holiday plans and family get togethers, but Satan—never one to miss an opportunity—often tries to convince us that a holiday is a great time to take a break from assembling as the Church as well.
So, we spent time in Hebrews 10: 24-25 today. If we grew up with Christian parents, they’d often cite this verse to us if we ever complained about not wanting to go to church that day. “Don’t forsake the assembling of the saints.”
But there’s so much more than a simple command in this passage; there’s an amazing and uplifting “why.”
The writer of Hebrews has been building up to this part of the book for more than 9 chapters now, proving again and again how wonderful Christ is and how much He’s transformed our lives. What’s his next point? The Church is where the life-giving power of Jesus gets magnified from one person to another in exponential growth. We “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
A spur isn’t always the most comfortable experience, but knowing your brothers and sisters are fighting the same battles as you, with the same hope in the Lord as you…there’s nothing like it.
If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!
P.S. Remember to put together a bucket for our Houston relief effort, and spread the word about our special guest speaker, Scot McKnight, coming next weekend!