You never know what God might want to do in a church service—in you, in your family, or in someone you love. I am passionate about church attendance not only because I believe it is biblical, but also because it is practical.
Church is helpful. Church is challenging. Church is encouraging.
While I was out of town, missionary Sam Thomas preached a powerful sermon on having compassion toward the lost around the world. He told the story of a mother in India who fed her healthy baby to the crocodiles, but kept his sickly brother. When asked why she would do such a thing, she replied, “When I give a sacrifice to my gods, I want to give my best.”
The Enemy has deceived the nations into calling evil good, and good evil. The only answer is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We need churches all over this world, and we need Christians here in America to pray and give to those missionaries.
You are a missionary to your neighborhood. The mission field is right here. The nations have come to us, especially in California!
Church is a good place to be reminded of that, and you never know what God might want to do in your heart.
One question that I never heard in my home growing up was, “Should we go to church?” It was a given, and I am glad for that culture in our home.
God used the church to change my life, and all these years later, I still believe it’s the pillar and ground of the truth. I still believe that when the Word of God is opened, lives can (should!) be changed. I still believe we are worshiping the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
It’s easy to criticize this and that, but when you hear a message like what Bro. Sam Thomas preached a couple of Wednesdays ago, you can’t help but be fired up about the work of the Gospel around the world!
May we go into Missions Revival season with passion to see our world reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ!