Since the time I first arrived at the church here in Sedro Woolley I have longed to do one thing faithfully and continually––preach Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18, 23).
I was clear and have never wavered that the method in which I believed we must do this is what is commonly called expository preaching.
This is a method that has been carried down through history and it has one main goal that stands apart from other methods and preaching.
No one doubts this is an interesting time in our world. I don't think anyone is arguing about the fact that we are very divided in many ways, but something that has been very interesting to me, and even troubled me, are the amount of Christians that I hear that are quick to give their thoughts or focuses to the many conspiracies and issues of our day.
When we more quickly share the latest gossip or inside scoop on the issues of America on our social media feeds than we share the gospel, then something is clearly wrong in our thinking and our worldview.
This pandemic has brought about many questions for all of us. We are stuck at home, alone with our thoughts, and many of us are wondering when things will go back to normal and we can gather again on the Lord's Day.
In light of this many have asked the question: are we disobeying the command of Hebrews 10:25 by not gathering? I think this is an excellent question, but I do not think we should be quick to answer yes or no. We should consider the context, the command, and the call to care for one another.