Even When It Hurts

People don’t gather anymore. Attendance at concerts, sports, and shopping malls is in decline, and the church wrestles with this tension as well. In a world where we
can download or stream any experience we want, why bother gathering? Whether it’s because the church is considered irrelevant, untrustworthy, or inconvenient, people
choose not to gather. However, from the very beginning, regular, public gathering was part of the church’s DNA. While we can download great preaching and worship, we
can’t stream the divine encounters and corporate life that God reserves for the assembly of His people.

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