Bible verses about church attendance
Say You Have To Go To Church?
What does the Bible say about church? Does the Bible say you HAVE to go to church? To answer those questions we first we need to understand what the church is.
Most people today when they think of the church they think of the building in which people gather on Sundays. But that’s a terrible simplistic view. Jesus’ vision for his church was much greater. It was about community that could not be shaken (Matthew 16:18).
But the church isn’t just about us. We have a mission to live out. Jesus final words to the disciples were a charge that still rings true for us today. He tells his followers to go into the world and tell others about what they’ve seen with the promise that he will be right there beside them (Matthew 28:19-20).
We should attend church often enough to show we care deeply about it. Jesus may not demand that you attend church, but that does not mean he does not ask you to participate.
God designed church to be an irreplaceable catalyst of growth for every Christian. When you skip church, you miss out on some of the spiritual gains God has planned for you.
Think of an athlete who focuses solely on building their arms while letting their legs waste away. They look awkward and imbalanced. In the same way, Christians who don’t regularly attend and engage with a church will be lacking in spiritual strength no matter how much they pray and read their Bible on their own.
I must be honest. This article is being written because of my burden for what is going on today. Many Christians are neglecting church. Church attendance is on the decline. I recently went to my community and most of the professing Christians that I talked to did not attend church.
However, this happens everywhere. Everywhere you go there are professing believers who do not regularly attend church even though they can.
More Bible verses about attending church every Christian Should Know:
Hebrews 10:1-39 ESV
For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me.
John 6:35-66 ESV
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.
Romans 10:1-21 ESV
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.
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