Discipleship Requires Discipline
What Do We Believe - Discipleship Requires Discipline
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
17 pray without ceasing
16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Someone has wittily said that for many the church has a threefold significance: a place where the infants are hatched (made Christians by baptism), the youth are matched (married), and the dead are dispatched (the funeral). In any event, the faith of some of the readers was so far gone that they had largely, if not entirely, forsaken the worship services. Jesus’ promise is that wherever two or three assemble, the true Church exists, and He will be with them. A sheep may still be a sheep when it is separated from the flock, but it will not be content until it is again with the flock, if it is really a sheep. Nor can Christian life be sustained in voluntary isolation. As the more fuel makes the greater and hotter fire, so the assemblage of Christians will create greater spiritual fervor, devotion, and service.