Finding a sound Biblical church which is healthy is not always easy. But there is help available.
A few weeks ago, as I was preparing for a Bible study teaching in Uxbridge (West London), I came across a statement written by John Blanchard in his popular evangelistic booklet called ‘Ultimate Questions.’ He is writing to new Christians who need guidance on what to do next after becoming a Christian. Read below how he simply explains the importance of fellowship:
“Now that you have become a member of God’s family, he wants you to meet regularly with your brothers and sisters! Not neglecting to meet together … but encouraging one another. This means joining a local church, so make sure that you do this as soon as possible. Choosing the right church is not always easy, and you will want to find one which clearly believes and teaches the biblical truths you have been reading in these pages. The person who gave you this booklet should be able to help you. In your local church you will find out more about God; you will benefit from the experience of others; you will learn the importance of God’s special directions about baptism and holy communion; and you will discover the joy of sharing with others the gifts and abilities God has given you. You need the church, and the church needs you! Whilst creation reveals God in general, the church reveals God in particular.” (John Blanchard, Ultimate Questions)
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)