Are you going to church regularly and don’t know the reason why? Many people today no longer care about going to church. There are those who go to church because of tradition. There are many today who don’t go to church but claim they are Christians. And some regularly fill up the pews but are simply Christians by name. What makes it necessary to go to church? And what are its benefits? Do we get anything attending church services every Sunday? Below are some of the reasons to go to church and its benefits.
God tells us in the Bible that we should go to church. Forsaking the assembly is something that God forbids in the Bible and so we should obey this command. Since God has made 7 days in a week, one day is to be allotted for rest from worldly labors to fully devote to rest in the Lord. So we should devote the Lord’s day to whole-hearted, undistracted time of worshp to God. God is only to be worshipped because He is our Creator and Redeemer.
We should go to church because in church preaching you get to hear the Word of God or teachings from the Bible. And this is why many don’t believe in God because they have never really heard the Word of God. If one does not hear the Word of God, one cannot believe in it. It is only through the preached Word of God that God can make a person believe in Him. Regularly hearing the Word preached can help true believers deepen their relationship with God. If you keep on listening to the Word of God, then you will get a lot of help for your daily life.
It is not only learning from the Word of God and knowing God that we go to church. We also go to church to be with fellow Christians. You need fellowship in your life if you want to grow as a Christian. Church gives you an opportunity to worship God together with other believers. When the worship service ends, it is a time for gathering and encouraging one another. You can find help for your troubles when Christians meet together. You can receive godly advice from your brothers and sisters in the faith. If you become a member of a church, then you will receive all these benefits. And this is why meeting your Christian friends to worship the Lord and fellowship together is very important.
Although we have discussed only a few reasons and benefits of going to church, there are actually a lot more. If you are a believer in God, then it is important to go and worship God with other believers and this can help refresh your soul each week.