Glad for Church

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Psalm 122:1-8

Psalm 122:1 made me smile this morning, and got me thinking about one of my favorite things to do each week--go to church. But, it also got me thinking about being involved with church. As I look around it just seems that regularly going to church is falling by the wayside. Activities--sports, family outings, work and other things--fill our weekends and evenings and before we know it, church has moved right down our list of priorities.

So does Psalm 122:1 describe you and your attitude? What is it about going to, and being part of, church that makes you glad? Tami W.

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Yes, I love to go to church and also love serving, because that's the gift God gave me.

Going to church gives me a place to feel secure in my identity. It is so nice after the whole week to be in a place of likeminded folks, and it also serves as my social function. So actually, as far as activities, it is my family's number one on the list. We have a Christian Country Western band that starts off each service, a rodeo arena, and my wife and I volunteer on the grilling Team that is starting, that provides support to the other teams in the church. The place is great, but like our Pastor always says, it's not the building, it's us the people who are the church. We could be out in the middle of the pasture and it would be no different. It recharges my batterys and gets me ready for another week!

We are so blessed to be able to attend church without fear of persecution. It is sad that we sometimes take that liberty for granted. I have heard people say that church just doesn't do anything for them. The preacher/music/fellowship just isn't what they need. We need to remember that we go to church to praise and worship an almighty God. It is not for our selfish wants to be met but to glorify God. If our attitude is right any church service is a blessing. (I used to be one of those who said they didn't get anything out of the service-praise God for changing my view!)

Hearing the true Gospel from the Bible, not watered down to make people feel good.

I always feel joy for the rest of the day after attending worship. I believe that the Holy Spirit gets an extra spark within you after you have been in a church worship!

It is the will of God that we should worship him in concert, that many should join together to wait upon him in public ordinances. We ought to worship God in our own houses, but that is not enough; we must go into the house of the Lord, to pay our homage to him there, and not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. We should not only agree with one another, but excite and stir up one another, to go to worship God in public. Those that rejoice in God will rejoice in calls and opportunities to wait upon him.

Although I do not know everyone (personally) at my Church I do know that I am amongst Believer's; people "not" of this world. I feel safe because I know I am with folks who accept me as I am and love me! I feel a need to love and be loved and I get it from those at Church and then I try to spread/share it in a world of unbeliever's. They will know that we are HIS disciples by the love that we exhibit. I look at Church kinda like a filling station where I get filled/fueled up for the week. Peace be with you my friends. I love you!

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! -Psalm 133:1

I am blessed by attending church and fellowshipping with the bretheren. I am also interested in Bible Studies held during the week, but cannot always attend, due to financial and other constraints. However, I dearly love my Sunday School group, as we go out and evangelize in different locations. I find this so fulfilling as we meet so many people who are eager to hear the good news. Going to church and getting involved in church activities is wonderful.

The words of Jesus come to mind: Matthew 18:19-20 “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” And also from Paul: 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

We, individually, are only a small part of the body of Christ. What can be accomplished with only one small part of your body? When we come together, these small parts work together to accomplish more. Jesus shows up and multiplies the effort, kind of like the fish and loaves of bread.

We are each one in Christ, Christ in us, and Christ in the Father (John 14:20). That is where our security lies, but if we want to be effective, efficient tools in the hands of the Almighty Creator of the Universe for eternal purposes (and we should want that, it's God's will for us), then we need the social network of other believers for an array of different human needs that arise. These would include encouragement, mentoring, comforting, advising, correcting, counseling, teaching, preaching, helping the poor, caring for the sick and disabled, just to name a few...the list goes on and on. We each have different gifts to give. We also will each one go through some tough times in this life and find ourselves in need of a helping hand. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and use our gifts to lift up those in their time of need, God is glorified, the enemy's attacks nullified, and those who don't follow Christ take notice.

I LOVE Sunday Worship Service. From week to week, I'm looking forward to Sunday morning. I know I can praise God anywhere I am, but I love worshipping the Almighty God in the sanctuary. I see a host of friends & family and I'm glad about that too. I'm really praising through the songs, prayers, testimonies, & then the prophectic word from God through his preacher. The final climax and highlight of the service is new converts coming forward in accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, what joy, what a joy! I have the encouragement to know I can start the week off on a blessed/positive note. God's preached word helps me to live and love like he would live and love someone each day of the week. We just have to share this excitement with unbelievers so they can and will be excited about going into the house of the Lord!

I have really learned in the past few months to be careful even in a church. Do not drop your guard. As parents know who is teaching your kids/teens even high school. Get involved in the kids/teens classes/activities/camps, to really get to know the teachers, so you really know what is going on and taking place.
God Bless.

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