Perhaps you’ve heard the old story of a pastor who went to call on a member who had been absent from church for some time. The pastor was invited inside and the two of them sat in front of a blazing fire in the fireplace. Without saying a word, the pastor got up, picked up the tongs, pulled a brightly burning log out of the fire. He sat down and the two of them watched the log’s flame slowly die. Then the pastor got up, walked to the fireplace, replaced the log on the fire, and they watched it, now united with the other logs, rejuvenated, burst into flame. Still not saying a word, the pastor got up to leave.
At the door, the church member said, “Thanks for the sermon. I’ll be in church Sunday.”
Remember, we ARE the Church!
Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Acts 2:42, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 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.”