After describing the theological significance of the gathered church, Albert Mohler asks an honest question, “But this raises an important theological question for Christians to consider. Can Christians and Christian churches remain faithful by not meeting together and all that is involved in congregational worship? Can Christians be faithful in this context?” Then, he helps the reader think through the answer.
What does rejoicing in the Lord and trusting in the sufficiency of Christ have to do with one another? How can wedding these two ideas together help us combat our anxiety?
In this post, Randy Alcorn notes, “Honestly, our needs as Christ followers right now are the same as they are in times of ease, plenty, and comfort. But suffering and difficulty can make our calling and purpose much clearer. Puritan Thomas Watson said, “God takes away the world, that the heart may cleave more to Him in sincerity.” Let’s not waste this difficult season, but instead use it to study and learn and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior (2 Peter 3:18).”