Most of us as children (if we were raised in a church-going home) and most of our children at one point or another have said, “Do I have to go to church this Sunday?” We, as adults, sometimes ask ourselves this question. Sometimes, I have turned that around and said, “I don’t have to go to church this Sunday! I get to go to church this Sunday! I want to go to church this Sunday!”
I have often been motivated in my own heart and shared with others the truth and exhortation of Hebrews 10:25 which calls us to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. Great verse, great truth (how can it not be since it is from God?).
Yet, I think there are other good and compelling reasons to regularly attend the assembly of Christians you are a part of. And here are two articles that share five reasons to be join with the church as often as you can.
One man reminds us that when we are tempted to neglect church we should remember what we bring and what we need.
And another has learned to share three reasons that we need to gather with others: namely, Jesus is alive, we want to practice the gospel and we want to learn to love people who are different than we are.