Why do you go to church?

Encountering God through community

“Why can’t I just sleep in on Sunday?”  I know that I have heard myself say, or at least, I have thought this before.  Sometimes it is difficult to understand why we need to get up on a weekend morning for church, especially for older children.

It’s important to understand that we are part of a family, a team, God’s team.  As a member of the team we have the opportunity to attend church for training, practice and support.  By coming together with other Christians, we can help each other grow closer to God.

Colossians 1:18-20
Christ is the head of the church.  Jesus is first in all things, through Jesus we have the ability to have a relationship with God.

Putting Jesus first in our life affects our view of the importance of church.

Luke 4:14-16
Jesus is the Son of God. He went to church too.  He purposefully and actively participated in the services at the synagogue.  He wanted to teach others and build a relationship with them.

Being involved in a church and participating in various activities within the church helps us to grow in our relationship with God and others.

Hebrews 10:23-25
Don’t give up meeting together with other believers on a regular basis.  Use the time together to motivate one another to do acts of love and good works.  This is true and encouraging for the modern church also.  All Christians need to come together to be an encouragement to one another.

If you feel like you don’t need church, the church needs you.