Ephesians 1:23 describes the church as the body of Christ. And Ephesians 2:20 states that Jesus Christ himself is the chief cornerstone of the church. Ephesians 3:10 explains that the manifold wisdom of God is made manifest to the principalities and powers in heavenly places by the church. In 1 Timothy 3:15 the church is said to be “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
Ephesians 3:21 tells us that Christ receives glory in the church. Since Christ is the builder of the church and the head of the church, then if love Jesus Christ we want to be part of a sound Bible-believing, Christ-honoring church.
Now we must ask ourselves this question: are these things important to us? Do we want to be found in the body of Christ; do we want to be set on the cornerstone of Christ; do we want to find the place where the wisdom of God is made manifest; do we want to learn and perpetuate the truth?
Doubtless this is why the writer of Hebrews so urgently called the believers into the edifying accountability and stability of local church commitments. He writes:
"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching" (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Since government regulations now limit the number of people in any group, to 10 we have discontinued all services until further notice.
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