Yesterday was the Lord’s Day, the day we gather as a church in worship. As a pastor, I always look forward to Sundays. Not only do I get to preach, but I also have the opportunity to praise God alongside others, and watch how the Lord will use our fellowship for His glory.
As Christians, we should all desire to gather together with one another as often as possible. To motivate you to regularly gather, here are 10 reasons gathering with the church is important.
10 Reason We Should Regularly Gather with the Church
(1) To be obedient to God’s command (Heb. 10:23-25).
(2) To be equipped for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11-14).
(3) To have our minds renewed through the preaching of the Word (Rom. 12:1-2).
(4) To employ our spiritual gifts for the benefit of the church (1 Cor. 12).
(5) To evangelize the watching world through our love for one another (John 13:35).
(6) To be held accountable by other mature brothers and sisters in the Lord (Acts 18:24-26).
(7) To be discipled by older, godly men and women (Titus 2:2-6),
(8) To ease the mind of your shepherd, so he is not worrying about your soul (Heb. 13:17).
(9) To grow in our faith of the Lord Jesus Christ as we are taught His Word (1 Pet. 2:2).
(10) To be encouraged to persevere in the faith by other believers (Heb. 3:12-14).
Question for Reflection
- Can you think of other reasons we should regularly gather as a church?
For more information see A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance from 9 Marks
5 thoughts on “10 Reason We Should Regularly Gather with the Church”
I want to say cookies, but that’s just for fun – really though – with dozens of ‘one another’s’ in the New Testament, how can we possibly thing we can walk our faith out alone.
When Jesus teaches us to pray – He teaches us a community prayer – Our Father – Our daily bread – Our sins.
I’m also convinced that communion, though it has value taken alone, is also a community event.
Those are all good additions. Thanks for your insight. I appreciate it.
There are only two reasons I attend worship service on Sundays. First, because of my relationship with Christ and his body. Second, for the weekly “feast”, the communion and commemoration of his body on the cross and his body resurrected.
The list you provided has some great reasons for meeting with the church and I am fortunate to have brothers and sisters where most of those reasons are met throughout the week. I love the example of the church found in Acts 2 where they met daily, devoted themselves to the teaching, broke bread and gave as anyone had need.
I should have said there are two pervasive reasons instead of only two. There are others, some of what is on your list but they may not always apply.
Thanks for providing two more reasons for gathering with the church.
The church in Acts is a great model for daily gathering, something we should do more often with the body we are connected with in a local church expression.