Why Do You Go to Church?

going to churchI heard an interesting statement the other day. I can’t give proper credit, because I overheard it in a group conversation at a large church in the South. I do, however, think the statement is worth sharing:  People who come to church Sunday morning love the pastor. People who come on Sunday night love the church. People who come on Wednesday night love the Lord.

While we may not agree completely with the statement, it gives food for thought. I heard someone say recently after hearing a young inexperienced preacher, “ If I know when he’s preaching again, I won’t come.”  Perhaps they had missed the point of church attendance. I am under the impression that it is not so much what you can get out of church as it is what you can give to the church. I believe Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35). 

People go to church for a variety of reasons. Some may go for the preacher, some for the music, some for the fellowship, etc., but there should be only one main reason for attending church. We should go to worship the Lord. Jesus said, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23 NKJ).

It is a given fact that believers ought to go to church (Hebrews 10:25). However, the reasons we go to church and the attitude with which we go will determine if it is true worship or a self-serving activity. Why do you go to church?

Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him

~ Brother Roy

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