Psalm 111:1 “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.”
Worship of God can happen anywhere. But we are not meant to worship God alone. The one who maintains that he is a believer and does not think he needs to assemble with other believers, is: 1) deceiving himself regarding the saving nature of his faith, 2) deceiving himself regarding the health of his walk with God, 3) woefully ignorant of his own weaknesses and need for other believers, 4) ignorant of the Scriptures and their emphasis on the corporateness of worship, to name but a few.
We are created to worship and we are meant to worship together. We are saved into a body of believers. We do not really know the incredible damage done by the individualism that is one of the hallmarks of our culture. In believers it has led to spiritual ruin because of a lack of accountability; it has led to aberrant theology because of the refusal or ignorance of being taught by the God appointed leaders of a church; it has led to depression, loneliness; it denies the death of Christ for the church and not just individuals… because of ignorance of community for the welfare of the community’s members. The damage is incalculable and it continues. Lord, bring us to value the communion of the saints.