Why Go to Church?

A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.

“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 Sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.  Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

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10 thoughts on “Why Go to Church?

  1. You will get from your church what you give to the individual members. Time, attention, sympathy, compassion, money when needed, loyalty and truth at all times. And sometimes God also gives you a real kindred spirit. Everything else in life will take time from you. Only God waits quietly for you to give time to Him. And only the time given to Him will matter in heaven. How big will your reward be?

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  3. Word have got power. Word preached mostly on the church. Tongue have got power to change every situation

  4. True that, if we had not went 2 church we would be spiritualy dead…
    Remmber when Jesus was crusified, he said he was “thirstY”, we go 2 church 4 the word and the word keeps us 4rm beibg “thirsty”

  5. I always get filled with a burst of gratitude & love.for all of the blessings our Lord has given me over the years. This site helps keep me humble & reminds me how important it is to give back.
    Amen!

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