Why is it important to go to church? Why is it important to find a good bible preaching church?
Church by definition is: a collective body of believers who profess and worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling ourselves together
forsaking: abandon someone or something; renounce or give up something valued
assembling: connecting together, group who have gathered together
Notice the first word of Hebrews 10:25 NOT
In other words, don’t give up on gathering together and not connecting together with a group of believers.
Hebrews 10:25 As the matter of some is; but exhorting another and so much the mores, as ye see the day approaching.
As Christians, who follow Jesus Christ, we should love what Jesus did and he loved those who worshiped and professed their believe in him.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and be admired in all them that believe.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may also be one in us: that the world may believe thou hast sent me.
As Christians, we are in a constant spiritual battle with the flesh. Ephesians 2:2-5
What better way to fight the flesh, then to congregate with other believers and grow in the word of God.
We are told in Eph 6:11,13- Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 13- Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Going to a church, where the pastor preaches the word of God from the bible, will help us grow and keep the armour on and available to us. It so important to find a church where you are reading from the bible. If you don’t take your bible to church and read it together, how will you ever know if the pastor is reading the bible or ??? Why would you rely 100% on someone other than God to teach you his words?
As you read this, you may be thinking: I study, I pray and I am growing as a Christian without attending church. This maybe so, but, we know in Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- not forsaking
- love what Jesus loves
- equips us with the armour of God
- above all else – he is in the midst of them!
Why NOT church?