Every week Chinese Christians are threatened with death, imprisonment and suffering if they assemble to worship God…yet they do it every week!
Why are churches closing around the world because of a virus? Are we afraid to die?
C.H. Spurgeon said it best…
“Fear to die? Thank God, I do not. The cholera may come again next summer — Pray it may not. But if it does, it matters not to me. I will toil and visit the sick by night and by day until I drop. And if it takes me, sudden death is sudden glory!”
It’s time for Christians to return to the Acts 2 Church!
“Then Peter said to them,
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the [a]remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying,
“Be saved from this perverse generation.”
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
It’s not about a church building, it’s about the body of Christ, Jesus followers, coming together, singing, praising God, taking the Lord’s supper and encouraging one another to good works. We need to take care of each other like the REAL family we are, helping each other in every way!
Nothing should stop Christians coming together!
Don’t let FEAR stop your FAITH.
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” – Isaiah 40:28