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. While there are so many different reasons why people no longer go to church, have you ever wondered why it still is of great value to do the opposite?
Jesus didn’t miss out on weekly worship.
You should know that Jesus always made sure He spent most of his time at the place of worship. What’s even more remarkable is that this commitment began when he was still young. This is largely in contrast to most children today who need a ton of convincing for them to go to church with their parents. So, if our Lord made going to the place of worship a priority, then why shouldn’t we follow it?
The first Christians went to weekly worships, too.
The New Testament made mention that the first Christians were committed to gathering every first day of the week, which literally translates to spending Sunday as the day of the Lord. People assembled for a great reason, which was to study God’s Word. It’s just difficult to imagine that with all God’s blessings, more and more people are now turning their backs and are no longer honoring Him by visiting church every week.
God has made it clear to everyone that we need 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 everyone’s duty to go to church on a regular basis because it is what God has told us in the first place.
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 if you just give it one deep thought, you need to dig in and understand why churches exist in the first place. God created the first day of each week for people to experience spiritual edification and encouragement. This means going to church is something that you must do not as a favor to the Lord, but a favor to yourself.