The writer of Hebrews 10:24-25 says: “…and let us consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.
It is a family or group of individuals who are different, but united in Christ. Biblical unity is mighty and continued gatherings nurture love and deliver great opportunities to provoke or stimulate one another to good deeds. It is critical for believers to be a part of a local congregation in obedience to the Word and Jesus.
A wise child of God frequently meets privately with the Lord in praise, intimacy, and prayer. However, it should be balanced out with times of praying and worshiping with other saints. Scripture is replete, both in the Old and New Testaments, with the nation of Israel and the saints of the church constantly coming together.
The disciples and followers of Jesus were always gathering “someplace’ together particularly in ‘upper rooms.’ (Luke 22:12 and John 20:19-25). In Acts 1:13-14, the woman who followed Jesus, Mary (mother of Jesus), and the disciples, were all gathered together, with one mind, dedicating themselves to worship and prayer.
I Corinthians 12:18-21, 25 says, “For the body is not one member, but many.” But now God has placed the members, every one of them, in the body, just as He wants. If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body. And the hand cannot say to the eye, I don’t need you, or again the feet to the head, I don’t need you. So that there isn’t any separation in the body, but that every member can have the same care for one another.