The Purpose of the Assembly

We've been reading a book at our Friday morning men's book study. It is really great. I am so glad that it was shown to me.

Anyway, here is a quote from Spilt Grape Juice by Mike Root.

"Encouragement is not icing on the cake; it is the cake. Somehow we have seen the assembly as a requirement to be fulfilled, a duty to perform, and a command to be obeyed. If you happen to be encouraged by the assembly, your experience is just a serendipity. That idea is not the way the Bible describes the assembly. We assemble for the purpose of encouraging one another. If we miss the assembly, we miss the opportunity to give and receive encouragement."

Watch our for potholes.