This is something many think about from time to time. Most of us are aware that Sunday has a significance to remind us about worshiping God. Here is the issue, some try and give up. Why? Because they lack faith, others, however, when they understand they don’t give up.
What is the purpose of going to church or a meeting of fellow believers? We learn from the Bible, that it is God’s plan from the beginning – a way of encouraging one another, for a group is stronger than one man standing alone. It is in our human nature to crave companionship. We don’t want to be alone. As you know, it is in everything we do, e.g. a family network, cooperate companies, government institutions, etc.
So, a meeting of believers is a way of standing in solidarity and love. I’ve heard people say, I believe but I don’t want to go to church – believing alone is not enough, for faith without actions is dead. You cannot do one without the other. Jesus said, ‘where two or more are gathered together I am with them’. Matt. 18:20. Which means a Christian meeting begins with two people. Some early Christians used to meet in their houses, which is a practice some prefer to use even to day, others, however, prefer to go to a larger gathering.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter to God, whether you decide to form a small church meeting in your house or vice versa. What matters is you are in his Kingdom. The first thing Jesus did before he started his ministry was to form a group of disciples, twelve in all. He set us an example, that anyone can start a ministry, especially if it is a man. Why a man? Most of the prophets God used to do his work were men. Why does the Bible emphasize on the men to be the leaders of church meetings other than women. No 1. Because a man was created first. There is a quality he put in every man which women lack. Someone may ask, what quality? A man has a way of handling emotions while women struggle. When there is a disaster, men are more capable of handling the situation more than women, and are calmer. And when it comes to bravery, men stand at the front line while women hold back. That’s why the responsibility of leadership lies with the men more than the women, not only in their homes but in a church organisation.
It is all in God’s plan, for he knows us in detail. He knows what works better, and he advises us to do it his way. However, If a woman wants to lead, she should ask God for wisdom, for that decision is between her and Yahweh God. As you know, Jesus is the overall leader of God’s people, and he had to be a man.
And when it comes to sharing the good news , God wants everyone of us on his side to do it in love. What I have done in this blog is to switch on the light, through God’s grace. God’s will is, when he gives you something good, share it – don’t keep it to yourself.