In the midst of Covid 19, churches are being forced to find creative ways to congregate.
The writer of Hebrews offers this encouragement in chapter 10 verse 25 “to not [give] up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.”
Some Bible scholars suspect that the reason certain Christians in the first century had given up meeting together was because of suffering and conflict that they endured. In the 21st century we have a different problem, it’s not that we’ll be persecuted for going to church, but rather it’s that we choose other options of entertainment instead.
The physical restrictions of the Coronavirus change this, but don't have to change the impact we have for Christ.
For the early church, they were so effective because every day they were together. This consistent, non-stop community is often what screams Jesus loudest to our neighbours.
And, one of the greatest gifts of the church is encouragement; we have to be together (in some way) for that to happen. So wherever you’re at, stay connected to your church, don’t see it as something you choose, see it as a gift from God.