In Acts 2, we read about the gospel message being preached for the first time. But after Pentecost was over, did everyone just say, “OK, that was great. We’ll see you next week?”
If you look at verses 46-47, you can read exactly what they did…“Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
But what did they do everyday as they met together, besides eat? Well, they praised God and were
evangelistic when they got together. And the writer of Hebrews, in Hebrews 3:13 tells us another important aspect of theses daily meetings, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today...”
We need to take advantage of every opportunity to come together to praise God and encourage each other (and food is always a nice bonus). Many of us see each other for 1-4 hours a week (depending on how many services we attend). Is that really enough to encourage each other, especially if most of that time is in a setting where conversation is impossible (Bible classes and worship assemblies)?
We should take advantage of every opportunity to come together to praise God and encourage each other. Whether there is food involved or not, make these opportunities a priority in your life.
There is one opportunity that is going to be here soon: our annual Valentine’s Banquet. To date, 26 people have signed up, but for catering purposes, we need at least 40 people.
I know some have said that $15/person is kind of high for a meal...but you are going to get so much more than a meal: you’re getting fellowship!
This year, we’re going to have a photo booth where you can take a picture with that special someone, or by yourself, or with a group of friends...and it’s included in you cost. We’re going to have some games everyone can play (at your table) and some fun entertainment as well.
For our widows and widowers, there is absolutely no cost; all you have to do is sign up. For others, $15/person really isn’t that bad for a night out: dinner, “a show,” and precious, sweet fellowship!!