"BELOVED, IF GOD SO LOVED US, WE ALSO OUGHT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER." (1 JOHN 4:11)
Did you know there are 50+ references to the words "one another" in the Bible? Because "one another" is important to God, it is important to us. As a church, we provide a number of different contexts "to love one another." There are two primary ways to connect with "one another" at our church.
1. Corporately | Sunday Worship
Every week we gather together on Sunday to give glory and praise to God through our worship together as one body. Everyone is welcome. We are edified through the hearing of His Word as it is sung and preached. Come empty and leave full, because we have given honor and glory to God.
2. Personally | One-on-One
We also want "to love one another" outside of our public gatherings. Although there is no requirement to gather with others in your home or at the local coffee shop, we encourage everyone to do so. No man is an island and no Christian can receive the love of Christ apart from other Christians. The author of Hebrews understood this when he connected the "confession of our hope" with the words "meet together" two verses later.
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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 10:23-25)