24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24)
I have been “going to church” by watching worship services online from Willow Creek Community Church. I attend a Bible study, in person, on Fridays with a church in the city. I keep remembering a sermon preached by a Willow Creek youth pastor that a Christian must always be part of a community, which one can transform and be transformed by. I feel really torn on Sunday mornings whether to attend a local church or to attend service online.
All that to say, I feel called out by this passage this morning, to consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds. It’s hard to provoke one another to love and good deeds when neglecting to meet up with my local community church. Perhaps though limiting my view to only my local church isn’t doing justice to the vest. How do I provoke myself and others to love and good deeds? I’m not sure I have “an” answer but for sure, my loving and doing good deeds may inspire others to do the same in their lives. So here we go, will try to live out a day of loving and doing good deeds.