The Importance of Regular Church Attendance

The Importance of Regular Church Attendance 

It is impossible to miss church and not feel the effects of it in your spirit. One of the crucial reasons we come together is to edify (build up) the body of Christ, the church. If you are not there to help edify others, you will fail to be edified yourself. David sang of how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133) because agreement in the church brings anointing from the top of the head to the sole of the feet, from the senior-most pastor to the newest of converts. It was under just such conditions of agreement and togetherness that the Holy Ghost fell as the charter members of the church were “with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1).1 CHRONICLES 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.

PSALMS 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

PSALMS 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

PSALMS 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

PSALMS 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

PSALMS 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

LUKE 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

HEBREWS 10:24 – 25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Study Questions:

  1. What are the long-term benefits you personally receive from regular church attendance?

  2. How is our church strengthened by your presence in a service?

  3. What would be some viable reasons to miss a service? 

Pastor Jonathan Shoemake