Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is.
Heb. 10: 25.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE JESUS IS THERE.
“Where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt~ I8:20). Jesus has never forsaken an assembly, and I want to be like him.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE I AM MADE STRONGER.
Power is given in worship to live a nobler life. There one is fortified against falling away. There is the sweetest fellowship on earth. There souls are made fit for heaven. There strength is given to bear the burdens of life. Why should I want to miss ANY service ?
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE GOD WANTS THE CHURCH TO GROW.
The church always grows when members put God first by loyal attendance. Since the church is the saved, the growth of the church means salvation of the lost. Here is a way all can help in the finest work on earth.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.
Many are looking my way and following in my steps. Influence is either good or bad – there is no middle ground. Any hour the church meets, my influence is with or against Christ. If I attend, it is for the Lord. when I neglect a service, my influence is for Satan.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH TO PROVE MY LOVE AND GRATITUDE.
So boundless was the love of Jesus for the church, he gave his life for it. If I would be his disciple, I must also prove my love. Since God has given me a multitude of blessings I do not deserve, it is indeed a small sacrifice to return a few hours in public worship. One who truly loves God does not ask if he must attend all services. His love compels him to! If I show love to God by attendance, I show lack of love by absence.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHRCH TO OBEY GOD.
The Bible says, “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” (Heb. 10: 25). The first Christians met weekly and often daily. (Acts 20: 7; 2: 45; 19: 9). ANY service where the Bible is taught, prayer is made, and God is worshipped, is good, and “to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not to him it is sin.” (James 4: 17). If it is good to be present for all services, it is bad to be absent from any.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH TO PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST.
“Seek ye FIRST his kingdom.” (Matt. 6:33). Jesus said the church must be first to the Christian, even BEFORE seeking food, clothing, and drink. Nothing could be so important as being a faithful member of the Lord’s church!
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
All who forsake an assembly wonder if they sin, but I know I am perfectly safe in attending EVERY service. Yes, dangerous risks are taken in forsaking ANY assembly of the church: Christ may return in that hour, death may come, a life of neglect may begin, and others may be lost by a bad example.
I GO TO EVERY SERVICE OF THE CHURCH TO ABOUND IN THE LORD’S WORK.
A true Christian wants to do ALL he can and not as LITTLE as he can. Even after doing all possible, I am still an unprofitable servant. (Luke 17: 10). Since the assemblies of the church are vital in the Lord’s work, I must abound in attendance. “Finally, my brethren, be ye steadfast and unmovable, always ABOUNDING in the work of the Lord.” (I Cor. 15: 58).