What if I don’t feel like going to church?
What if you lost your “craving” to read and study the word of God? What if church just makes you feel guilty all of the time and some of the practices or traditions within the church make you uncomfortable? Is this Satan tempting you not to attend?
The word “church” according to Strong’s Concordance means “a calling out” or “a community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both.” Meeting together with other Christians to study the word of God is a great privilege. When we assemble together we not only learn from each other but we also support and encourage one another as we build up each other in our most precious faith.
The Apostle Paul admonishes us to “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” and not “give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) Our Lord Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)
Christians are often referred to as “the body of Christ.” Just as the human body is made up of many parts, so is Christ’s spiritual body. Because each body part is needed and has a specific function,
“there should be no division in the body, but its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:25-27)
Meeting on a regular basis with our brethren helps us understand and appreciate the very different and needed personalities that make up the body of Christ while at the same time it gives us the opportunity to build character through patience. Meeting together also keeps us from getting lax and losing our zeal for the Lord and his Truth.
You must ask yourself if the “church” you have been attending is fulfilling the scriptural standard mentioned above. If it is not, you have an obligation as a Christian to diligently seek the truth by studying the word of God as your humbly pray for guidance in your quest to find a gathering place of Christians with like minds. If you would like to find Bible study groups, we can certainly assist you. Please let us know if that is your desire.
If you are looking for a way to rekindle your faith listen to, “How Do I Relight the Fire of My Christian Faith?”