Wisdom Wednesday: Should you go to church?

Yes, you should not only go to church, but you should be a member of a church and serve where God has planted you.

Hebrews 10:25 tells us to “not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.”

This passage of Scripture is apart of a larger passage of Scripture wherein the Apostle Paul admonishes believers to hold on to their faith without wavering. One of the ways he tells us to do this is by not abandoning or forsaking meeting or being in relationship and fellowship with one another.

God calls us to be in relationship with one another. We are not an island unto ourselves. In fact, we, along with our brothers and sisters, are one in the body of Christ and individual members of each other that serve different functions within the body (Romans 12:4-6).

We have been given different spiritual gifts in order to serve God and to serve others (1 Corinthians 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:7-16)

You, yes you, have been given spiritual gift(s) from the Holy Spirit. You are called not only to the corporate body of Christ but to a local body of believers to operate in your gift(s), which causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:16).

Your brothers and sisters need what you have, and you need what they have. You are not called to fight alone or be a lone ranger. The enemy would love nothing more than to isolate you and destroy you.

Don’t let him. If you have not done so already, ask the Lord to lead you to the church He has called you to.

As the time draws near to the return of our Lord, the days are going to grow more evil. You’re going to need your brothers and sisters in Christ. You’re going to need to have a spiritual family that edifys, encourages, strengthens, protects, and helps you mature in Christ so you can stand in the evil day (See Proverbs 27:1).

Tips for finding a church home
• Pray and ask the Lord to lead you where He wants you
• Visit different churches as you are led to do so by the Lord
• Pay attention to the teaching and preaching? Is it biblical? Is it expository?

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