Hebrews 10:24-25, “…let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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 drawing near.”
This text reminds us that we were made for more than private devotions! Don’t get it wrong, our personal spiritual disciplines are important, but is meaningless if we are not actively connected to a local body of believers known as the local church. God did not design believers to be lone rangers. God is building a people for Himself. Therefore, we can say that corporate worship is an important means of grace in our growth.
Private worship is certainly important, but believers are missing one of the core principles of Christianity when they neglect corporate worship. By worshiping regularly with one another, we are simply doing what we have been created to do. And so we need consistent involvement in our local church’s weekly corporate worship in order to effectively growth in Jesus.