In today’s incredibly busy society, it can become tempting for even devoted believers to neglect church services. However, it’s vitally important that believers do remain active in their local church congregations, and for the following reasons:
- To Assemble Together: Hebrews 10:24-25 “..let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds, and not give up meeting together…but encouraging one another…” Church service or the assembly of believers is an opportunity to encourage one another.
- To Hear The Gospel Preached: The word of God is sharper than any two edged sword the Bible says. God’s word also says any word of God that goes out will not return void. Without listening to preaching, believers don’t grow any closer to God and sometimes miss out on a direct message from God.
- To Strengthen Faith: Hearing others’ testimonies about how God has worked in someone’s life is one of the most powerful ways believers can grow their faith. Without the church, hearing how God has worked in others lives can be difficult.
- To Build a Foundation: By taking kids to church, parents lay a foundation of faith for them. God’s word says this will lead them to remain in the faith even when they are old according to Proverbs 22:6.
- To Sing Praises to God: Singing is a huge part of a church and gives believers an opportunity to express themselves to God in song.
- To Pray With One Another: The Bible says the prayer of a righteous man availeth much in James 5:16. Believers praying together for each others’ needs is a powerful tool.
- To Serve God: Being part of a church gives believers a practical way to serve others. They are aware of needs and are able to use their God given gifts to serve the body of Christ.
- To Keep The Sabbath: Going to church sets the Sabbath day apart. To keep this day holy is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments.
- To Follow Jesus’ Example: Jesus himself attended church, why shouldn’t today’s believers?
- To Fulfill the “Great Commission” Mentioned in Matthew 28:16-20: It is virtually impossible to fulfill the Great Commission without regularly attending church.
It reads in Matthew 28:16-20 — 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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