I have just listened to a wonderful message around why we go to church (by Pastor Jacob Sheriff).
The key verses were of course Hebrews 10 v 23 to 25, however there are many other verses that tell us why we should meet as a body of believers (or go to church).
Many of these verses use two key words and these are “one another”.
Church is all about people, how we can bless them and how they can bless us.
Church is all about being with people, giving help and being helped.
Church is about caring for one another (1 Corinthians 12 v 25).
Church is about loving one another (John 13 v 34).
Church is about forgiving one another (Ephesians 4 v 32).
Church is about stirring one another in order move into love and good works (Hebrews 10 v 24).
In other words church is for you, meeting with other believers for mutual blessing and encouragement is for every single Christian and is essential.
If you do not go to church you are missing out and so is the church; you can bless others and you are missing out on the blessings from them.
Christianity has never been a solo occupation and it never will be, if you think this you are being selfish!
Selfish as you think you can walk without other believers and selfish as you don’t want to bless others.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the institution of the church, the vehicle you put in place for encouragement and edification of believers”.
Hebrews 10 v 25…..Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another: and so much more, as ye see the day approaching