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 made it a point to go to weekly worship.
You should know that Jesus always made sure He spent most of his time at the place of worship. Amazingly, Jesus started committing Himself to the church as a youngster. This is largely in contrast to most children today who need a ton of convincing for them to go to church with their parents. 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 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. Everyone made it a commitment to assembly to study the Word of God and unite in prayer. 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. You must start understanding that some things are meant to be followed and obeyed simply because they are integral parts of God’s declaration, and that includes worship. Every Christian, including you, should understand that it is our responsibility to obey God and the only way to show that is by going to church to profess our love for Jesus.
Finding your way to church every week is good 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. This means going to church is something that you must do not as a favor to the Lord, but a favor to yourself.