Sunday, January 31, 2016

Why Going to Church is Important

You need to go to church. You need to go to a worship service and Sunday School.
It's imperative to your spiritual life.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

You may have heard people say "I don't need to go to church to believe in God." That us true, but even demons believe in God. Not the best company to be in. The goal is not to simply believe in God, but to become a disciple. Salvation is free, but discipleship is costly. You shouldn't do it on your own. You can't do it on your own. The intention is never for you to do it on your own.

All the ways the Bible describes being a follower of Christ used phrases that involve connection. The term church is not a building, but an assembly of people. We are the church. We are called living stones. We are called the body of Christ. We are referred to as sheep, which are always in a flock. A solo sheep is a lost sheep and will soon die. The church is called the bride of Christ, a singular group, which implies unity.

We are to grow in our love for God and for others. How can you do that alone? You need others. You are suppose to be with others. Praying together, carrying each other's burdens. I'll go as far as to say if you are not in church, you are not living out the Christian life. You are a biker with no club. A player with no team. A soldier with no army. You are missing out.

So, get to church. Don't miss Sunday School. Get plugged in and find what you've been missing.

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