For many people today, taking the time and effort in going to church is no longer as important as it was before and proof of that is the fact that church attendance has fallen significantly. This is quite true across all denominations, not only baptist churches. It may be true that people find more than a handful of reasons not to go to church, but haven’t you considered the reasons why you also must go?
Jesus didn’t miss out on weekly worship.
Know that Jesus made sure He spent majority of His time at the place of worship. Amazingly, Jesus started committing Himself to the church as a youngster. Sadly, this is largely in contrast to how most children view church these days, as many of them don’t feel the need to go to church. Simply put, the fact that our Lord showed value on the importance of going to a place of worship means that we all must follow His lead.
Even early Christians went to weekly worships without question.
The New Testament revealed that the earliest Christians of this world made it a priority to gather every first day of the week (Sunday) to be with the Lord. People assembled for a great reason, which was to study God’s Word. The first Christians realized that listening to the Word of God is something they ought to do because of all the blessings that have been bestowed upon them, but the sad thing is the new generation, at least some of them, no longer sees it that way.
God instructed all of us to go to weekly worship.
God declared to the whole humanity that we all need to go to church to worship and that alone should make you realize how important it is to find your way back to church. Some things are meant to be obeyed and followed as they are part of God’s declaration and one of them is worship. It is every Christian’s responsibility to go to church because that is the only way to profess our love to Jesus.
Going to church will do some great things for you.
While you probably are thinking about so many other things to do on a Sunday or any other day that’s supposed to be spent in church, remember that there are six other days to do them. As much as it pains, some people just don’t go to church anymore because they no longer find a good reason to do so. But deep within you, you have to dig deep and understand why churches were made in the first place. God created the first day of each week for people to experience spiritual edification and encouragement. What this means is that by going to church, you are not doing it as a favor to God; you are doing it for your own good.