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Why Going to Church Is Important to Me: Part I

Preface

I’ve been going to church pretty much every week ever since I was a baby. Naturally, attending Sabbath services was and still is a very regular part of my life. Sometimes I find it odd when people ask me what my plans are for the weekend, because for me, 50% of it is always the same thing. “Well on Saturday I’ll be at church most of the day, as per yooj, and on Sunday…I’m not really sure yet.”

Whenever something becomes routine and repetitive, it can start to feel ritualistic, and at times even meaningless. Church is no exception. I, and perhaps many others, often feel that I go to church simply because it’s just what I do, and I’ve always been taught that I should. Even when it feels like a drag, I still go almost purely out of obligation stemming from either myself, or from responsibilities I have at church.

When this happens, it’s natural (and good) for us to re-evaluate Continue reading

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Let His Love Touch Our Hearts

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (2 Cor 5:15)

God’s most wonderful love is expressed in this fact: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (Jn 3:16). The greatest love of God is manifested in how Jesus Christ died for us on the cross while we were still sinners (Rom 5:8-9). Have you known Jesus Christ and been touched by His love?

Today, many people are “Christians” for less than the best reasons. Perhaps going to church is a family tradition. Maybe they like the social and business contacts they make there. Or possibly going to church is a habit, and they have never stopped to ask themselves why they do it. What is your main reason for being a Christian? Continue reading