Have you ever wondered why you need to go to church. There are many people today who don’t go to church. And many still go to church as a matter of routine. There are many people who claim to be Christians but never go to church. There are any nominal Christians today who still go to church and fill up the pews. But what is the real reason for going to church? Are there benefits of going to church? Do we get anything attending church services every Sunday? Below are some of the reasons to go to church and its benefits.
There is a clear command in the Bible that tells us to go to church. As the verse in Hebrews says, Christians should not forsake the assembling of themselves together for the purpose of worshipping God. Since God has made 7 days in a week, one day is to be allotted for rest from worldly labors to fully devote to rest in the Lord. So we should devote the Lord’s day to whole-hearted, undistracted time of worshp to God. God is only to be worshipped because He is our Creator and Redeemer.
Another reason or benefit of going to church is that you hear the Word of God preached. And this is why many don’t believe in God because they have never really heard the Word of God. You cannot believe in something that you haven’t heard about. It is only through the preached Word of God that God can make a person believe in Him. In church, we hear the Word of God being preaching week after week, and this is what helps Christians deepen their devotion to the Lord. If you keep on listening to the Word of God, then you will get a lot of help for your daily life.
It is not only learning from the Word of God and knowing God that we go to church. You also go to church to be with other Christians. You need fellowship in your life if you want to grow as a Christian. You get to worship God with your brethren when you go to church. When the worship service ends, it is a time for gathering and encouraging one another. You can find help for your troubles when Christians meet together. There are many godly brothers and sisters in the faith who can give you godly advice. Going to church gives you all these benefits. And this is why meeting your Christian friends to worship the Lord and fellowship together is very important.
These are just some of the reasons and benefits of going to church but there is definitely a lot more. If you are a believer in God, then it is important to go and worship God with other believers and this can help refresh your soul each week.