Why worship in church:church worship programs

Why worship in church:church worship programs-

Most of us, Christians ask every Sunday morning why we have to attend church. There are many important reasons why we should attend church each Sunday.

What is Church:

Christ is the head of the church. He is the head of the body, church. He is the beginning and the firstborn of the dead, so that in everything he might have supremacy. Colossians 1:18

It is the church of the living God. The pillar and foundation of the truth. We must meet together each Sunday and worship god together. This is called Christian fellowship.

When God created Adam, he wanted to have daily fellowship with him. And he did till Adam sinned and was banished from the garden of Eden. However, this bond was renewed when Jesus died for our sins on the cross and man was reconciled with God.

And you first need to accept Jesus as your Lord and savior, as stated in ,

Romans 10:9-“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”

And by renewing of this relationship, today we can access God thru Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.

But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.” –John 4:23

To worship in truth, we must know the bible. And we must worship him with respect and be orderly. We must come to church prepared. Whether it is for singing, teaching, preaching, speaking, prophesying, serving or receiving.

We do not come to Sunday worship to be entertained. And I know some pastors like to start the service with a joke. This is permitted. Who wants to listen to a lengthy boring service that makes you sleep in the middle of the service.

When two or three gathered to gather that is where I am :

We are a Holy nation, and chosen to people belonging to God, therefore we must worship together.we must praise him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

Jesus said wherever two or three gathered to gather that is where I am. That is why its important to worship together. Not in front of TV watching a christian preacher, evangelist. Though it could help it is not the same as worshiping in church as most probably you will be doing it alone. And that means only one, yourself would be present. And God may not be there in front of TV with you. And your prayers there may not be heard in heaven.

I know because of laziness and cold winter weather, many would prefer to stay at home and watch TV. This should not be. You must get up from bed. Wash your face, get dressed and hurry to church.

And if you do not have a ride call the church bus service provided to you freely. And if everything fails, call the pastor, he will come and pick you up.

The latter may not happen in your church, but fortunately for us at the church I attend the pastor himself goes and pick people up in his own car. He is a dedicated pastor who looks after affairs of his people. Just like Jesus did.

You would be lucky and blessed to find a pastor like him. In addition, he has given his own money to build our church. And he always preaches about importance of attending church.

In addition to attending church, you need to join bible worship groups. Here you will worship God in a more cordial, personal way.

What happens is one member of the church will invite others to get together at their home. And refreshments and sometimes dinner is provided. And the attendees bring food, like in a potluck dinner.

Here at the bible study, all sing and worship the lord. And also discuss a biblical scripture or scriptures at length. All these are started with a prayer.

Do not argue over scriptures :

Only negative thing, that happens sometime is arguments over scriptures, which is unhealthy. We should not gather to argue over scriptures. Scriptures are god breathed and only the Holy spirit can enlighten you on the real meaning that God intended it to be.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”

There is no need to argue over scriptures. It may mean different to each other. It will be the holy spirit who will educate you.

Some complain after the church service that they “did not get anything out of it ” This is wrong. You attend church to “give” not to get, you come to church to worship God.

Some Christians try to look superior and show their advanced knowledge of the bible of its scriptures. They forget, Jesus said “humble yourself”

I know of a person, who was well versed in scriptures but his life did not reflect Christianity. Even Satan knows the scriptures. He can misguide you through the scriptures as happened with Jesus. In short, Jesus was asked by Satan, to jump off of a cliff, and was offered fortunes of the world if he obeyed him.

In old testament, people broke bread ate together, worshiping God. Acts 2:42-47 and they sang together.

Worshiping overseas:

There are church worship programs such as overseas trips to India, Africa and other countries in the world where people are hungry for the word of God. I encourage you to join them and spread the word of god.

It will also be a great opportunity of you to enjoy different cultures of the world. Teaching the word to the lost all over the world is a blessing. And when you worship with all together in a faraway country that is where the church will be. And God will bless you in abundance.

Every christian must aim to visit the Holy Land, Jerusalem in Israel one day. It will be like visiting Mecca by Muslims.

You will be amazed at the peace and tranquility that you will feel in the Holy land. It will be a lifetime experience. I encourage you to join a worship group and go on a holy land tour one day.

While overseas, you could help the poor by helping them build their homes. Help them financially. The value of the dollar in local currency would be very high. Therefore, whatever financial help you offer would a large amount in the local currency.

There are many Christian universities in the world, especially in USA. I had the privilege to attend one. I was among evangelical christian students. And it was a lifetime experience. We would attend Chapel twice a week. And there we would sing hymns and worshiped together. And the chaplain of the university would preach.

Natural Disasters:

When the devastating Tsunami stuck, some Asian countries late 2006, many Christian organizations including Red Cross came to the aid of those countries. And along with many to help them give emotional support to overcome the tragedy.

Many lives were lost. And even today. People are hurting, but thanks be to our lord, many have survived the disaster with many christian organization coming to their aid.

The Holy Spirit:

Romans 8:14-For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

When singing and worshiping together with other students, I felt the Holy Spirit among us. It was such a peaceful calm feeling I will never forget. You would feel the holy spirit in your body like an electric current.

And we would gather and worship God, singing and praying together in groups, in the evenings. It was such an exhilarating experience I had worshiping God, with other like-minded Christians.

I pray and hope that you would experience the same yourself.
It says true worshipers must pray in the spirit. As it is very important for you to do so if you want to have direct communion with the father.

The Holy Spirit goes into the deep areas of your body and will carry the message that you intend to communicate to the Father. Since you are unable to do that yourself, the Holy Spirit carries your prayers to the Father through Jesus.

Conclusion-

When we worship God in the church, it is important to remember that Christ is the head of the church. And it is important to worship with more than two or three together as when you do that Jesus will be with you and he will hear your prayers. Yes, you can pray in front of your TV all alone but it will not be effective. And you must, worship the Father in spirit and in truth. This is of paramount importance. It is also important join a Bible study, worship group and fellowship at least once a week. When you do that you will know more about Jesus and worshiping him.

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