More Than A Weekly
“Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…”
(Hebrews 10:25 TLB).
The Bible says concerning Jesus that “…he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read’(Luke 4:16). In other words, Jesus had a culture of regularly going to the synagogue—the designated place of worship. It was part of His personal discipline and devotion. If the Master took going to the synagogue to be an important spiritual activity, then you ought to take going to Church as an important priority in your life.
Going to church is more than just a weekly routine as some folks think. The Apostle Paul warned,“Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…”(Hebrews 10:25 TLB). He expressed his displeasure at those who wouldn’t go to church and warned others not to copy their attitude. Make a personal commitment to always be in church on the days of worship. Don’t skip church services or go only when it’s convenient for you.
If you can be disciplined enough to go to work every day of the week, and not only when it’s convenient, then you ought to discipline yourself even more to be at church services, meetings and programs in your local assembly, and in time too!
Even if your home is so far away that you can’t make it regularly to church, then talk to your Pastor about it, and make your home available for a new church to begin. Begin to win souls in your area, and then send a message to the pastor to send someone down to teach the people. Glory to God! From that little fellowship, God will cause an increase and before long, the church will grow out of there. But you would have pioneered something great for the Lord.
I thank you for teaching me this day the importance of going to church and being in the environment of faith, where I’m taught the Word, equipped and trained to be more effective in the work of the Kingdom. May the zeal for your house continually burn in me, causing me not only to be in Church always, but also to teach others to come, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Psalm 122:1; 1Timothy 3:15