Easter Service, Woodstock City Church
Kyle and I ran into friends at Woodstock city church a couple Sundays ago and it piqued an interest to a topic I want to explore: Why do we go to church?
Spoiler: there is not a right or wrong answer!
I just want to think through it and share all the reasons I can think of to go to church:
to learn more about Jesus
to hear an inspiring message
|Andy Stanley, North Point Community Church|
to learn more about the Bible
to have a deeper understanding of the Bible
to get plugged into the church community
returning to faith
giving God a second chance
to be with family
to be with friends
because someone invited you
to meet other Christians
for support during a hard time
for a baptism
for a funeral
to learn about good morals
to find a Christian partner/spouse
new to faith
to hear Christian music
|Woodstock City Church Band|
(Catholic) for confession
because you feel guilty
to give your kids a good up bringing
so, your kids can experience any of the above, too
so, you go to Heaven
so, you don't go to Hell
I am sure there are many more reasons I haven't listed. You may not agree with some of these reasons or believe they are "right." But that is what is so great about church & ultimately following Jesus, there is not a right or wrong reason to go to church.
Of course, you don't have to go to church to have a relationship or salvation through Jesus! Believe Jesus is your Lord and Savior. Believe that he died for your sins, so you could have a relationship with God. Believe that He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, so that we may have eternal life! That is it. You can say that to God right now, and you are "IN!" "I believe Jesus is my Lord and savior."
Then, show good works and put your faith into ACTION!
Hebrews Il:1 "now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."