Every Sunday morning is a members meeting. The kind that guests are invited to visit.
The church gathering is that of locally committed, mutually affirming, publicly recognized believers in Jesus.
They are washed by the word. They practice the ordinances, and are led by elders and served by deacons. They are ministered to by people of various gifts that Christ has lavished his people with. They practice the one-anothers, and act in unity by one Spirit. They greet each other in the Lord. They are called out from the world to form an outpost of the kingdom.
How important! How fitting! How beautiful that we gather and govern as Jesus, our True Emperor, laid out in his holy word.
Lord, please encourage believers who are not a part of this to be convinced, to joyfully repent, and to dive in.