We need to gather in numbers to be the church. Jesus is with us when we are together in community, just as he promised us in Matthew, saying, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (18:20). Assembling for community worship and Bible study gives us the most inspiration, insight, and guidance. When we stop gathering, our faith tends to cool. If the isolation of the pandemic taught us anything, it is that gathering is a critical factor in the vitality of the church.
- Acts 2:1-21