The Assembling Of The Saints
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
September 10, 2017
Central Passage
Hebrews 10:19-25
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

             A.        This passage implies:

                         1.       A place to meet; John 4:20-21

                         2.       Days and times to meet; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:2

             B.         First day worship is most often mentioned; Acts 2:46

             C.        Our topic “The Assembling of the Saints”

 

I.          THE PURPOSE OF ASSEMBLING:

            A.        To draw near to God; Hebrews 10:22

                        1.         The example of the early church; Acts 2:41-42; 20:7; I Corinthians 16:2

                        2.         To fellowship with the “high priest” of God; Hebrews 10:21-22; I John 1:3

                        3.        To make an offering/sacrifice which is acceptable to God; Philippians 4:18; John 4:24

           B.        To remain faithful; Hebrews 10:23; I Corinthians 15:58

                       1.         When one’s fellowship is with the world more than with God’s people he will be influenced by the world; I Corinthians 15:33; Romans 12:9-10

                       2.         John wrote; Revelation 2:10

           C.        To encourage and build one another up; Hebrews 10:24-25

 

II.        SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:

            A.        The object of our worship (assemblies) is God; John 4:23; Hebrews 10:19-21

            B.         The motive for attending the assembling is love for God; Hebrews 10:22; I John 4:7-10; 5:4

            C.         It has been said “An absent student does not a scholar make.”

                        1.         Absentee church members cannot provoke or exhort the assembly;

                                    Hebrews 10:24-25

                        2.         Greek word “hēmĕra” “a period of time (usually defined by context); day; years”

            D.        Israel was to go to the designated place to offer sacrifices; Deuteronomy 12:26

            E.         Christians are not to forsake the “assembling”; Hebrews 10:25a

 

III.       THE POWER OF THE ASSEMBLY:

            A.        Brings one closer to God; Hebrews 10:22

            B.        Offers strength to those assembled (exhorts/builds up); Hebrews 10:25b

            C.        Proves one’s love for God and others; I John 4:21

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.       Are you receiving the full benefit of the assembling together?

            B.        Let us not be guilty of forsaking the assembly; Hebrews 10:31