Pastor Chris Liu • June 12, 2016
Stir Up One Another (Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 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.
The Christian lives we live are a marathon. We are in the long race and along the way, we can get complacent and our faith can go dry. That is why it is important for us to stir or spur one another along. Hebrews 10:24-25 reminds us of three things we can do.
First, we are to consider one another. This means that we should be actively thinking about the needs of others and how we can help our brothers and sisters in Christ. Considering means that we don’t only focus on our own lives but on the lives of others. In order to do this, we must spend time with one another and get to know each other better.
Secondly, we are to spur one another in love and good works. The purpose of this spurring one another is to challenge one another to keep loving God and others. We must push one another to keep growing in their relationship with God. We must push one another to go and love those who are hard to love. We must push one another to serve God and His Church.
Finally, we are to keep meeting together. Our spiritual lives are not a solo mission. We are not to go on this journey alone. We need others around us to keep us accountable and for us to help others continue in their walks with God. Even though our lives are busy, we need to commit to one another and commit to our church. We must meet regularly, not just a couple times a week. Do life together.
That’s how we can spur one another on.
A last reminder, is that spurring and stirring one another up is difficult because we don’t always want to get too involved in other people’s lives. We live our lives and others live their lives. But, it is important to bring that energy, excitement, and passion for God into our church community. Find others and encourage one another and push each other outside of our comfort zones so that we can continue to run this race together with joy and perseverance.