You should come to Church every week.
Church is not a movie theatre, where you attend a ‘session’ in order to be entertained. Church is not even a classroom lecture, where you come to learn and grow yourself. Church is the community of God’s people who gather to worship God, to encourage each other, to hear from God’s Word and bring to him our prayers and requests. This means that you don’t just come to Church for your own benefit, but in order to encourage and bless others. Your simple commitment to gather with your Church family every week is a huge encouragement to others in their faith in Christ.
Thankyou so much to you who come every week!
When you stay home from Church, it has an impact on everybody. We have recently spoken to Church newcomers who have been confused because each week there is a new group of people there. ‘Who are the regulars?’ they ask. How can these new people get to know others and start to feel settled in their new Church if they never see the same person two weeks in a row?
There are good reasons to stay home, of course – but please weigh the impact. The impact on your fellow Church members, and the impact on your own family. When your children see that Church is an optional extra ‘if you can fit it in’, I can almost guarantee that they will not make Church or Christ a priority in their lives as they grow up.
Let’s make a commitment to each other to ‘show up’ – I need you and you need me. We are sisters and brothers in Christ serving and building each other up as we each have been gifted!
Yours in Christ,
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.