Joe Biden recently claimed that the pandemic is over. If that’s the case why haven’t the churches returned to full attendance? In this video/podcast episode Lucas explores this question, and discusses how Hebrews 10:24-25 should be viewed in this context.
3% of Americans said the pandemic weakened their faith.
28% of Americans said the pandemic strengthened their faith
68% of Americans said the pandemic did not change anything about their faith.
Faith followers Physical engagement.
The ones who said the pandemic strengthened their faith were those with strong involvement in religious activity.
Churches scrambled to reach home-bound congregations. There were advantages of this movement, but the pandemic proved that there is no replacement for in-person meetings.
Lifeway research from earlier this year showed that churches are running at about 74% of pre-pandemic numbers, if you haven’t been back to church, this is a great time. Alternatively if you’re reluctant because the church you were attending wasn’t helping you grow, maybe this is your time to explore other options. I’d suggest a Bible focused church that focuses on a faith-along salvation message.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Heb 10:24-25
The verses show us that we should meet together for these two vital purposes:
These are both things we need more of in our world.