Summary: To show that we need to assemble ourselves together at least once a week to exhort one another as we see the day approaching.
Are you forgetting to assemble together?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to assemble ourselves together at least once a week to exhort one another as we see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25 (Amplified Bible)
10:25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
Thank You very much, LORD JESUS, because of Your Presence in us, You hold us so we can never forget, and You already provided us our own church so we can assemble ourselves together with them that of the same faith.
Do Not Forget To Assemble Ourselves Together
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels - J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Don't forsake to assemble together as the habit of some people
"Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people,"
Forsaking, neglecting or "egkataleipo" in Greek meaning:
1. abandon, desert
2. to leave behind among, to leave surviving
Assembling together or "episunagoge" in Greek meaning:
1. a gathering together in one place
2. the assembly of Christians in a Christian meeting of the same faith
Matthew 18:20 (Amplified Bible)
18:20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.
Acts 1:13-14 (Amplified Bible)
1:13 And when they had entered [the city], they mounted [the stairs] to the upper room where they were [indefinitely] staying—Peter and John and James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas [son] of James.
1:14 All of these with their minds in full agreement devoted themselves steadfastly to prayer, [waiting together] with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 2:42 (Amplified Bible)
2:42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord’s Supper] and prayers.
We don't neglect our assembling of ourselves together, because this is the time the LORD' Presence is revealed in our midst and we don't want to miss the LORD's Presence.
B. Admonish one another more faithfully as you see the day approaching
"but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching."