Have you had some of these thoughts?  Go to the lake or to church?  Play golf or go to church?  Or this is my day off so forget church!  Or the thought that the church is full of hypocrites so I am not going!  I don’t like the music so forget it!  Stayed out too late the night before—so I won’t go!  All they want is my money!  We could add a lot more.

Have you found a good church to attend?  If not, continue to search for a Christ- centered and biblically-balanced church.  They really do exist.  If you truly belong to Christ you should have the desire to worship God, to receive His Word, and fellowship with other believers.  What does God say straight from the Bible.

Church attendance is God’s will for believers.  Hebrews 10:25 states “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching”.

In the church setting believers can:

Love one another.  I John 4:12

Encourage one another.  Hebrews 3:13

Serve one another.  Galatians 5:13

Instruct one another.  Romans 15:14

Exercise our spiritual gifts.  I Peter 4:10

Practice forgiveness.  Matthew 6:14-15

If you do not know Jesus, God’s Son, accept Him and make Him your Lord and Saviour.