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Why Do We Go To Church

Posted on September 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM


In a conversation yesterday with some dear friends we we began talking about Church, and why people go. The simple truth is, everyone has different reasons for going to church. As it has been said in the past, some go to “see and be seen”, that is they go to see who is there, and be seen by those who are there. Some go out of routine or perhaps habit, where as others simply go because “it’s the right thing to do” but on the other hand, there are others who have careers in business or perhaps sales and see church as a networking opportunity. A place to make connections and get contacts in order to further their career opportunity.

People go to church for all sorts of reasons, but for my purposes this morning I am going to assume that you have a good reason. Perhaps you go because you feel the need for encouragement: it’s been a tough week and you realize that you need to be around some fellow Christians that can help you in the battle. Perhaps you come for the Bible teaching: you have an hunger for the “Word of God” and you realize that you need to be fed. But what if things are going great in your life? After all there are plenty of good Bible teaching churches on tv or on-line that you can turn on or even live stream. You can have teaching and worship all from the comfort of your own home. You can be blessed, encouraged and even worship God. You can hear the best Bible preaching and Bible teaching that America has to offer, but there is one problem, you cannot be a vessel for God to use to bless others. You see, in our culture we tend to think “It’s all about Me!” and we forget that Christ taught us that it is all about others. Yes, there are a lot of good reasons to go to church, but to worship God with others and to minister to the needs of others should be at the top of our list!

- Pastor Tim

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