The reality is, people love to be noticed. But perhaps more than that, people love to be missed. And too often the church focuses on who is new, and who is here, and misses the people who need to be noticed the most.
Tagged: hebrews 10
You see, fellowship, Christian community, is not about gathering as if being together is the object. It is about how together we are being gathered up to Christ.
In the church, we have work to do. We have a calling. We have a mission in our communities. And it is our responsibility, one to another, as members of one body, to turn to one another—and not as authority or lording power over someone, but as people who love each other—to say, “Wake up!” we have work to do.
Now my 1982 Ford Escort was moving a little over twice as fast as I could possibly run, and I was being dragged alongside. I’ve never done that again.
All the ritual and all the animal sacrifice the Hebrews could do did not offer them the confidence to walk boldly before the throne of God. But we can.