October 04 - Bro. Joey Vargas
October 11 - Ptr. Jun Leon
October 18 - Bro. Gani Samson
October 25 - Bro. Exel Villaruz
Corporate worship is a biblical mandate. In Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to give up meeting together. The Bible is clear that Jesus died for the church and that the church is His body, so participation in a church is essential to the spiritual health of individual Christians.
The Christian life was never meant to be solitary. All of the biblical metaphors for a church indicate a plurality, never a singularity: we are a body, a flock, a building, and a holy nation. There are no “lone wolves” in biblical Christianity.
That is why corporate worship is the public statement it makes. If we’re regular church attendees, we publicly demonstrate our obedience to the command to love God. To say we love Christ yet neglect His body is hypocritical. Regular church attendance also shows support for the work of God in the world—that we are for Jesus rather than against Him (Matthew 12:30).
Regular gatherings with the people of God demonstrate that we have eternal life. John tells us that we know that we’ve passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters in Christ (1 John 3:14). Gathering together for teaching, worship and mutual edification is an indication of our love for the redeemed and is a sign of our salvation to eternal life.