Why I Go To Church

For those who say, "I don't go to Church anymore because I didn't like the last one I went to for whatever reason" or "I don't go to church because it's full of hypocrites, etc." When you go to a restaurant and you don't like the food or service there, do you just stop eating altogether?
 No. You simply don't go back to that particular place and you find somewhere else to eat at. Same with Church. Until you've visited every single Church established in this world, don't let one experience dictate your view on something as a whole. Hebrews 10:24-25 says "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching." When we choose to neglect meeting with other Believers, whether it be worship service, Bible study, or what have you; we miss out on important fellowship and growth. This Christian walk is not meant to be lived alone. That's what community/the body of Christ is for. We ought to continually meet with others who are like-minded so that we may encourage one another, strengthen one another, share our faith with one another, and grow together in love.

 Growing up missing Church was never an option for me; unless you were on your death bed. Oh, it's raining? You better grab an umbrella. Oh, it's cold? you better put on a jacket. Oh, you have homework? It'll still be there when we get back. Oh, you don't feel good? You can still go and sit in the back. Oh, you don't have anything to wear? You better find something within the next hour before we leave. Oh, you're sleepy? Next time go to bed on time. Moral of the story, my parents instilled in me very early that on Sunday's (and Wednesday's) Church is what we do. There was no if's, and's, or but's about it. No matter what we did or how late we stayed up on Saturday night, we knew that come Sunday morning gospel music was going to be blasting throughout the house and my mom would be telling (not asking) us to get up.

 Once I developed my own personal relationship with Jesus I began to see the significance of it all. I wouldn't dare try to do this thing on my own. I need my brothers and sisters in Christ. I need that sense of community and family. I need people in my corner who will tell me what the Word says and not just what they say. I'm thankful for those early Sunday mornings where the whole house would be getting ready for Church, and I'm glad God allowed me to have that same mindset even throughout college. Church on Sunday's gives me life. Church on Sunday's makes me forget about everything I had to go through that week. Church on Sunday's reminds me of His love for me through others. Church on Sunday's gives me that boost I need to carry me through the next week. This is what I look forward to every Sunday. This is why I go to Church.


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