It used to be seen as the right thing to do. So you did it. You made the effort. Walked barefoot through rain, hail, sleet, snow, or shine. You dressed in hats and your Sunday best because that was what you did. You went to church. Every week.
But society has changed. Life runs at lightning speed and church is more of an afterthought. It has to be convenient. And frankly, loading up a carload of screaming kids and donning fake smiles is hardly convenient. Who can bother with the trouble of going to church when you can just as easily have a worship experience at home?
But you can't have church at home because church is more than you and a screen.
Church is living breathing people assembled in one place for one purpose - to worship our Savior. Of all people, Jesus didn't need to go to church. He's heard angels worship - what can top that? Yet Jesus made it his custom to attend church.
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25 NLT)
Church is more than a good idea or the right thing to do. For too long, society has neglected church. You need to find yourself in church this Sunday, and for many after. Here's a few reasons why.
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1. Church is good for you.
You eat fresh fruit and vegetables, drink water, and contort your body in Pilates. Why? Because it's good for you.
“Now I say to you that you are Peter which means ‘rock’, and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (Matthew 16:18)
Church is good for you. God is building it and nothing will stand in its way. Find one. Commit to attending and forging relationships with the people there. Because it's good for you.
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