It’s Sunday morning, and our neighborhood is alive with activities. One neighbor is backing his boat out of the driveway as his family prepares for a day on the lake. Another sits comfortably on his front porch reading the newspaper. My daughter’s friend calls and asks her to go to a basketball game. At the same time, our family is racing to find a missing pair of shoes so we can get to church on time.

Has that ever happened around your house? If so, you may feel as if you’re swimming upstream against a current of apathy. It might even be easy to give in and give up going to church. Before you do that, think about what you’ll miss.

* The joy of gathering with others who love to praise God for His greatness (Ps. 122:1).

* The encouragement, care, and unity that occurs when believers meet together (1 Cor. 12:25).

* Obedience to God’s command to meet together regularly (Heb. 10:25-26).

* The instruction, edification, and challenge that come from the teaching of God’s Word (2 Tim. 4:2).

No other Sunday activity can replace what you’ll get by meeting with fellow believers. See you there!