Bill’s blog (http://thin-edge.org/2007/08/04/custom-or-command-christian-worship-hebrews-1025/) with the question:
What does Hebrews 10:25 mean in relationship to our weekly church worship services?
Alan Knox chimed in (back in 2007) with this answer:
You’ve asked some great questions. But, the command in Heb 10:24-25 is not to assemble, but to consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Meeting together does not satisfy any commands of God. If we meet with other believers every day of the week, but never interact with one another in order to help one another mature toward Christ-likeness, then we have accomplished nothing. Should we meet together? I think that’s asking the wrong question. We are brothers and sisters in Christ, why would we not want to spend time with one another? Our desire to meet with and interact with one another does not come from obeying a command, but from the new and mutual life that the Spirit is creating within us. As Paul would say, it is not “if” we meet together, but “whenever [we] come together” that we should do everything for the purpose of building one another up. Thanks for this post.