Why Should We Attend Church?
"Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved." Acts 2:46-47
We live in a busy world. I think because our lives are more demanding, sometimes we lose sight of the importance of community and hospitality. As our activities increase, our church attendance decreases. We start believing lies that we don’t need Church, and it really isn’t that big of a deal.
Only decades ago, businesses wouldn’t think of being open on a Sunday, and now, the new normal includes overkill to keep up with the Joneses. We are all to eager to attend a sports event on Sundays, but getting to church on Sunday is difficult. Why do we need church? Why do we need community?
Firstly, going to Church allows you to be part of a family. You need your church family, and they need you. You need to grow, you need accountability, and you need to laugh, cry, and learn together. Secondly, we go to church because we are worshipers. We need to be part of a community that comes together to glorify God.
Church isn’t for us. Sure, we do benefit from going to church, but we are there for God. We meet to glorify and worship. We meet to remember, and we meet to increase our faith. Church reminds us who we are and whose we are. Each Sunday we are reminded we are sinners saved by grace, and we learn about and worship the One who saved us. We can only grow to love God as we get to know Him.
The church is a place of love and grace. If you don’t have a church home, make it a priority to become part of a church family.
God, I thank You that I live in a country where I am allowed to worship freely. Forgive me if I’ve ever taken church for granted. Thank You that I can grow to know You in Your place of worship.
Are you part of a church family? If you have a church home, take some time this week to praise God for your church family, and pray for your leadership within the church. If you are not part of a church family, take the steps this week: pray, research, and begin to look for a church home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chelsi Woods is the coffee-loving Content Manager for Whole Magazine and a writer for the Reformed Outlook. She is a Jesus-loving, tattooed soccer mom to a beautiful, blue-eyed 12-year-old girl and “Choo-Choo” to a 9-year-old nephew and 4-year-old niece. Her hobbies include communicating in gifs, playing guitar, and bad dad jokes. Chelsi’s passionate pursuit is to teach women solid, Biblical truths focused on spiritual growth, loving God with our minds, all while glorifying God and enjoying Him forever.