Why Go To Church?
It’s a question we all ask? Why should I go to church? we all have our reasons. One of the biggest reasons we don’t go that none of us will say out loud is, “Church is boring”. I would say to you, well, yes it can be. But anything can be boring if you don’t have a desire for it. I really want to lose weight so I force myself to run, but the problem is I hate running. I was not wired to run. The difference is that we were wired to enjoy God and glorify him forever. You were wired to have a desire to know your savior and serve him well.
I’ve never had anyone come up to me and say, “You know, I really wish I had two mouths”. Wouldn’t that be a ridiculous statement? Have you ever requested that? Probably not. Why? Because you can’t fathom a reason why you would need two mouths. Let me ask you this, why do you rage against the pain and suffering that is in the world today? Why do you get frustrated when things don’t work out? Because you can fathom a place where there is no more pain, no more suffering, no more tears. You can fathom a place where there is joy, hope, love, and satisfaction. You long for that place. That place is found in Jesus. It’s found in the church.
Another reason you may give for not going to church is, “church people are hypocrites”. And you are right. Church people are hypocrites, but so are you. We all are. In fact, scripture calls us out on that. All of our hearts have been darkened by sin, and the only hope for us is to rest in blood of Jesus that has been spilled. We are not called to live in perfection, but despite are imperfection, pursue the only name that can truly give us life. Jesus.
The most common reason I hear is, “I can pray and read my Bible outside of church so I don’t really need to go on Sundays.” This is true, and you absolutely can and should be praying and reading your Bible outside of church, but for us to truly be more like Christ we must surround ourselves with people who aren’t like us. Jesus did not call us to just surround ourselves with people who are exactly like us. We should be around people who don’t talk like us, looks like us, and act like us. Why? Because it teaches us how to love. It teaches us how to be like Jesus.