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“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 122:1) It’s Sunday—the day we come together to worship God. Recent events have affected our weekly time together, or at least altered the way in which we typically gather, but still we worship. It may be online, in smaller sized groups, or in video calls, but we come together to worship God and rejoice in His presence. And the important word here is together. We’ve all heard excuses people offer for why they don’t attend church or feel it is essential in…

“That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (I Corinthians 12:25-27, English Standard Version) We call it many things—body of Christ, family of God, household of faith, the church. Whatever phrase we use, it gives me joy to know that I’m included. I wonder if we really appreciate the blessing of being part of the body of Christ. It’s more…

“Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25, English Standard Version) As a child, I remember the excitement of attending the family reunion. It wasn’t anything fancy, just a roadside park with a few picnic tables where the aunts set out platters of fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, and other yummy homemade dishes. They loaded those tables with enough food for an army. In the meantime, the cousins ran and played, happy to be together again. The uncles sat and…