The writer of Hebrews understood the importance of spending time with other believers.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:25, NIV).

The first believers in Jesus met regularly for prayer, Bible teaching and fellowship:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved (Acts 2:42–47, NIV).

Whenever people came to know Yeshua, they always met with other local believers in congregations for worship and instruction. Much of the New Testament consists of letters written to congregations of Jews and non-Jews who gathered in worship each week. You should seek to find a congregation that will help you grow spiritually (including helping you in understanding the Bible). If you need a referral to such a congregation in your area, email us at Tell us a little about yourself and your religious background and if possible, we’ll take that into account in making the referral.

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