Why would you not want to go to jesus a gospel of love Do you need encouragement before you can attend church services? There are one thousand and one reasons why people, including “Christians” don’t go to church. But despite their reasons, God still desires that His people go to church and He has packaged great blessings for those who will obey Him. This article gives the benefits of going to church.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching – Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV)
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel – Hebrews 12:22-24 (NKJV)
The house of God (church) is an appointed place to meet with God and the hosts of heaven (Hebrews 12:22-24). It is also a house of prayer, as Jesus reminded those who were buying and selling in the temple (Matthew 21:13), and prayer is a two-way communication with God. God meets with His people in the church. His name is designated on every living church and his eyes and heart are always there – 2 Chronicles 7:16.
The Scriptures in Hebrews 10:25 admonishes that you shouldn’t forsake the assembling of Christians (which is done in churches), most especially as the day of the Lord draws near. And I tell you it is more crucial now than then, because the Day is nearer than that time!
Yes, you can read your bible and pray in your house, and watch men of God preach on the television or internet but it is never the same compared to when you are in the house of God, otherwise Paul wouldn’t have stressed the need to go to church. You go to church not just to meet with your fellow Christians but also to meet with God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and other hosts of heaven.
An understanding of this fellowship with God and the heavenly beings will change your perspective towards going to church. It will make you to go with great expectation and you will never need to be encouraged again to go to church.