23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 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 10:23-25 (NIV)
When you read those words from Hebrews what do you think of? Let me see if I can read your minds… Most of you thought about the importance of worshiping with the body of Christ. Some of you thought about studying the Bible with your small group. None of you thought about District Conference! How did I do?
I get it. Traveling to scenic Northeast Iowa and sitting in a meeting all day probably isn’t on your “top ten list” of fun things to do. If it is, you maybe need to get out a little more…
If you are one who views district conference simply as a necessary (or maybe unnecessary) item on your to-do list, read on for a couple of minutes and allow me to highlight a few of the reasons I believe this annual district gathering is so very important:
I hope to see you in just a couple of weeks at our Conference. And if you can’t make it, please pray for us; it’s going to be an incredibly important day of encouraging one another and “spurring one another on toward love and good deeds.”