Monday, November 30, 2009

Growing Up Mondays- Why We Should Attend Church






Going to church is a visible, tangible expression of our love and worship toward God. It is where we can gather with other believers to publicly bear witness of our faith and trust in God, something that is required of all Christians (Matt. 10:32-33) -- and it is where we can bring Him offerings of praise, thanks, and honor, which are pleasing to Him. The psalmist wrote, "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You" (Psa. 22:22). People are often motivated toward church attendance for how it will bless themselves, however we should remember that the primary purpose of the corporate gathering is to bring "service" to the Lord as a blessing to Him (Psa. 134:2). Indeed, the Lord is deserving of our time and energy to honor Him with our service of devotion. "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created" (Rev. 4:11).



3 comments:

T. Anne said...

WOW love the look of your blog! And YES He is worthy of ALL our praise, all Glory and Honor be to the one who created us all, our Lord Jesus Christ =)

Karen said...

Amen...all honor and praise to Him....

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Denise,

Awesome post friend. I forget sometimes that I'm not attending church for me. So often I leave wishing I had been filled up even more, yet, how true...our worship to Him and our service to Him with our time and fellowship is why we are there.

LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK!