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!
Our week's not complete till we make it our goal
To honor the Lord's Day and nourish our soul;
The help that we need for the tasks that we face
Will come as we worship and draw on God's grace. —DJD
Christians are like coals of fire—together they glow; apart they grow cold.