Today’s devotional is a question: are you doing what the New Testament assumes all Christians will do? You might ask, “What’s that?” Today’s devotional will answer you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Acts 2:41, 47
Acts 2:41, 47 (ESV) 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. / 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Hebrews 10:25 (ESV) 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 drawing near.
Acts 2:41, 47; Hebrews 10:25
“The New Testament assumes that all Christians will share in the life of a local church, meeting with it for worship (Heb. 10:25), accepting its nurture and discipline (Matt. 18:15-20; Gal. 6:1), and sharing in its work of witness. Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.”
[J. I. Packer, Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale Press, 1993), p. 202]
September 20, 2016