As a leader, there are some days where I’m sure you ask “Why am I doing this?” Let’s be real honest- it’s challenging to lead a LifeGroup. People have issues and challenges. There’s a weekly pressure of preparing for a group study, communication to group members, and planning events. Leading can be challenging and sometimes we may reach the end of a LifeGroup season wondering what all the effort is for.
During this season walking through Hebrews with Pastor Michael, we have encountered Hebrews 10:24-25 which says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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.” Apparently for the writer of Hebrews, the gathering of the local church was of primary importance. And, although our large worship gatherings are very encouraging and beneficial, these gatherings alone cannot accomplish everything in this short passage concerning encouraging one another.