Without exception, all human beings have exactly 168 hours in a week. No one gets any bonus time and no one has any hours taken away. We’re supposed to get 8 hours of sleep a night, and most of us work about 40 hours each week. So let’s do the math…
In those 72 hours there must be time for eating and taking care of chores. But what about going to church? The problem for many people is looking at church attendance as just another “chore” or item on their “To Do” list.
But instead of thinking of going to church as “I have to,” how about if you looked at all of the “I get to” benefits?
Here are 10 great reasons for going to church regularly. I get to…
- …draw closer to my Heavenly Father, just like Jesus did (Luke 2:49)
- …be an example to others (1 Timothy 4:12)
- …hang out with some really great people (Hebrews 10:24)
- …get to know Jesus and my brothers and sisters better (1 John 1:3)
- …reaffirm the priority that God is first in my life (Matthew 6:33)
- …learn to better understand Scripture (2 Timothy 2:15)
- …join with a choir of God worshipers (John 4:23-24)
- …grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2-5)
- …complete the Body of Chris (1 Corinthians 12:12)
- …avoid becoming isolated and possibly lost (Proverbs 18:1)
“Sometimes we make it sound like we’re making a sacrifice to go to church, but think about the very real sacrifice Jesus made so that we could meet together as brothers and sisters!” —Scott Troost
How about it? Do you think you could invest an hour or two of your 72 discretionary hours in a local church this week?
My thanks to my brother, Scott Troost, for sharing such a timely message!