10 REASONS WHY YOU MUST GO TO CHURCH
There are so many religions in Nigeria and each religion is entitled to their special places of worships. Just as Muslims go to mosques, Christians go to church. However, there are so many believe about the idea of churches. Some see Christianity as an imposed religion and in that regards see church establishments as another person’s way of life while others love the idea of churches being establish and the religion being preached.
These days people don’t know why they are in church and some don’t understand why they should go to church but here are some of the reasons to go to church;
IT IS A COMMANDMENT:
Christianity is a believe and if you believe in Jesus Christ and his commandment, it is compulsory to go to church. The bible preaches against believers despising the gathering of the saint (Hebrew 10:25). Going to church is one of the things the bible emphasised on.
TO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
A church is a gathering where the word is preached. Many people claiming Christianity believes that the word of God is the bible and can be read at any place. Yes! That is correct but the real truth is how many of this people read bible at homes? A church is a special place where the word is preached and questions beyond your understanding are asked.
The word of God is a nourishing component every man needs to grow and triumph daily. With reference to Hebrew 4:12, the word of God is sharper than a sword.
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TO EXPERIENCE A COPERATE WORSHIP
Worshipping God at home is very good but cannot be compared to being in the large gathering of saints. One of the benefits of going to church is to participate in a cooperate worship.
A church is not only the building, it i the people coming together in one mind that makes the church. Therefore, this holy place is somewhere every Christian can sharpen the spark of knowledge growing in you. In proverbs 27:17, encourages believers to come together to learn more. There might be people in the church you consider their lifestyle below what you expect and because of this you withdraw from the church is a wrong idea. Because salvation is personal and as a Christian, you only need to channel you deep interest into hearing from God.
TO CONTINUOUSLY REMEMBER CHRIST AND HIS LOVE
The gathering of the saint (church) helps all believers remember Christ and the love he has showed on us by dying in the cross for our sins. In the church there are special programs conducted in remembrance of Christ. These programs includes, holy communion, special anointing services, revelation and deliverances helps keeps the mind of a Christian hot and burning for more on the word of Christ. As an unbeliever, you can’t have this if you do not believe in Christ and the purpose of gathering together as Christians.
TO GAIN A SENSE OF BELONGING/ GUIDANCE
You don’t know where you belong if you are a Christian and do not value the gathering of the saints. The church is the only place where you can be saved. It is your earthly holy home, why then do people run away from it. When you go to a church, you understand that you belong somewhere in Christ and nobody or nothing can take you out. With reference read Proverbs 11:14.
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If we are called Christians, we must be ready to imitate our creator and saviour that we believe in and to imitate him, every Christian must imbibe the act of communal worship. In Mark 1:21, the bible express how Christ valued the Sabbath day and on that day, he went into the temple to preach. Luke 4:16 and 1corintian 11:1 also explain how Jesus Christ of Nazareth spends his Sabbath day in the temple.
BECAUSE OF CHRIST SACRIFICE FOR THE CHURCH
Christ died so the church (you and I) may be saved eternally. Therefore for his pain and death, every Christian should imbibe the act of fellowshipping together as a church. Ephesians 5:25 says husbands love your wife just as Christ loves the church and gave his life up for her.
The major purpose of being in church is to grow spiritually. This growth can be gotten from just being alone. You need your pastors and other Christians to join you with morally advices, experiences, spiritual preaching and prayers. If you read from the bible the books below, 1colossian 6:9-10, 1peter 2:2-5,Ephesians 6:10-18, you will understand what being steadfast in you spiritual worship means and the only way to build this is by being among the saints.
IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO
Without being told more, going to church is the right thing to do. Be the example that the world can look up to. Be a Christ lover and follow his ways. 1timothy 4:12 and Ephesians 5:1-2 says more about Following the part of your creator who is JESUS CHRIST our LORD and do not be led astray. Going to church is not only because it is a commandment. It is also the right thing to do as a Christian.
TO BE JOINT HEIR AND BODY OF CHRIST
You are a body of Christ. Roman 12:4-5 admonished all Christians to understand that together as Christians we are the body of Christ. And without this body, the church cannot function. Ephesians 4:11-12 explains Christ giving the mandate to serve so that the body of Christ may be built.