Based on the governor’s press conference yesterday we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here at NHCOC. We are thankful that we are going to be able to worship together again very, very soon. The ministers and shepherds are meeting tonight to talk about the specifics but we will probably be able to meet THIS SUNDAY. It is more than likely that we will have to have multiple services to accommodate the suggestion to keep a six-foot social distance but at least we can worship again face to face.

this means so much to us because God’s people were meant to be together. We love each other and we need to be encouraged by each other. I believe God designed the church like that on purpose.

When we are together we are binding ourselves as one body of Christ.

When we read from Hebrews 10:23-25 we understand the value of being together.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Notice these four things the  inspired author teaches us:

  1. We need to grasp and never let go of our HOPE because it requires us to be faithful if we want to enjoy it.
  2. We need to be brainstorming ways that we can MOTIVATE each other to love others and do good works.
  3. We need to NOT HABITUALLY MISS nor neglect being together for worship
  4. We need to ENCOURAGE one another more and more as the days draw near.

We need to be bound together because that is the only way we can obey what is taught in these verses.

Bind us together, Lord. Bind us together!

I love you,

~ Alexander