For generations, Christians have gathered weekly for worship services . . . a majority of these services have met on Sunday mornings. Many of us have grown up with this ritual being a normal part of life. Even for those who did not grow up going to church, worship attendance on Sunday mornings is at least culturally familiar. Because this practice is so familiar to us, we sometimes forget exactly WHY we gather on weekends for worship at all.
When we fail to remember why we gather, we begin to allow many competing agendas to crowd our calendars and rearrange our priorities so that regular church attendance becomes an optional exercise.
Additionally technology has made it possible to sing along to the latest worship songs in your car via Spotify and listen to the best preachers in the world via podcasts — and this can be done ANYWHERE and at ANYTIME . . . and can even be done ALONE. Furthermore, modern churches (including Wildwood) can sometimes look like a cafeteria where there are many options and classes of what to do when you are at church that (often replace) the Sunday worship gathering.
In the midst of our activities, have we asked the question: why do we come together each Sunday?
Beginning this Sunday (July 24) at Wildwood Community Church, we will be launching a new series called “Come Together” that will provide some perspective on why it is important to continue to gather with other Christians regularly for corporate worship services. In this series, we will help provide biblical perspective for why we should continue to come together as a church family each Sunday.
This week we will be looking at Ephesians 2:19-22 together in part one of “Come Together.” Read these verses between now and Sunday, and make plans to join us in our 9:30 or 11:00 worship service. See you there!