In an age where texting, email, and social media didn’t exist, coming together face-to-face was the primary way to get to know others and build relationships. That’s one of the main reasons spending time together was so crucial for the early Church. But it wasn't solely worshipping together that allowed meaningful connections to flourish. In Acts 2:42-47, we see that the people of the early Church enjoyed fellowship together. That means they spent time hanging out and doing life with one another!
Church isn’t just for being in the same space or hearing the same message. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 warns us that going through the ups and downs of life alone can be trouble, but having people to support us makes a huge difference. Church is a great place to encourage others in their faith and be encouraged yourself! Proverbs 27:17 says it best: “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” We grow stronger and more faithful when we connect and do life together.