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Reasons to Join in a Church

Reasons to Join in a Church

Or reasons to go to church

Related to Jesus—Church is a place…

1. To worship God publically and publically show our commitment to Him (Ps 96:3). If we do not declare His glory publically, what does that say about us? (Matt 10:32)

2. To tune our worship to truths about God that we might not otherwise declare of Him (Ps 96:1).

3. To serve God and His people and be a part of the work He is doing (Phil 2:13).

4. For God to teach us from His Word using trained shepherds who do carefully teach the text. (1 Cor 4:6)

5. To join with God’s heartbeat—God is about His church and if we're not about His church, how can we say we have fellowship with the Holy Spirit?

6. To obey God’s commands to " not forsake the assembly together" (Heb 10:25).

7. To bring our tithes and offerings before the Lord (Ps 96:8).

8. Where God reigns rather than Satan.

Related to Others—Church is a place…

1. To join with the body of Christ and strengthen them in their service to the Lord.

2. To encourage others by our presence. We encourage others letting them know that they, their ministries and the things of God are valuable to us.

3. To experience the flow of God's grace amongst His children (Eph 4:16).

4. To use your unique gifts and fulfill your unique calling, not as a lone-ranger but joining with the work God is doing in and through a church (1 Cor 12:7).

5. To be equipped for the work of service (Eph 4:12).

6. To learn to bear with the weaknesses of other people that you might otherwise not associate with.

7. To be a part of God’s family and learning to love the 'family of God' even when they are not ‘ideal’ people.

8. To learn of needs of others so that we might pray for them (Eph 6:18).

9. To learn our obligations to other believers, to ourselves, and even to non-Christians.

10. To fulfill the “one another” commands such as love one another, serve one another, bear one another’s burdens, be hospitable to one another, etc. We cannot obey these commands unless we have a clear role in the body of Christ.

Related to Yourself—Church is a place…

1. For God to work in us (Phil 2:13).

2. For God to shape us to be the people He calls us to be (Eph 2:21).

3. For to find friends that are “closer than brothers” (Prov 18:24).

4. For us to be built up in love and good deeds (Heb 10:25).

5. For us to find comfort during our times of needs (2 Cor 1:2-5).

6. For us to find others who can give us counsel and wisdom from the word of God (Prov 15:22).

7. For us to keep spiritually balanced and therefore spiritually effective. One of Satan’s main tools to sideline the Christian is imbalanced Christianity. Attending church, being sharpened by others, involves grinding off the burs of imbalance and inflexibility.

8. For us to draw upon the strength of others when we are weak (1 Thess 5:14).

9. To find people worth modeling after/emulating (Phil 3:17).

10. To learn from a man of God bringing the Bible to bear on you specifically and not a mass audience.

11. To develop life-long relationships with godly/wise people whom will help guide you in your walk with Christ.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:37
Russ Brewer

Russ Brewer

Rescued from the domain of darkness, transferred to the kingdom of the Son. Undershepherd of Grace. Husband of Corinne. Father of three. Chew-toy to Zeke...