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Get Thee to Church! 25 Reasons to Attend Regularly

13. It is a way of preserving the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3).

14. Public and corporate worship is one of the key places where you exercise your spiritual gifts. It is a strategic place to minister to other believers (1 Co. 14:12-14).

15. Your regular attendance serves as a positive example and influence for others.

16. If you take part in some ministry of the church—and you should—your absence can hinder the overall effectiveness of the group and discourage other members.

17. Being involved in public and corporate worship services counteracts our self-centeredness.

18. You should take the time to stop and say, “Thank you” to God for bringing you through another week.

19. Absenteeism is a poor testimony to unbelievers who see your inconsistency (John 13:34-35).

20. True and saving faith will create love for that which Christ loves; namely, the Church (Eph. 5:25). Regularly attending church services is a fundamental way to show your love for the bride of Christ.

21. It is the practice of good habits like regular church attendance that builds spiritual character.

22. The New Testament teaches us to recognize, to share all good things with, to submit to and to honor the spiritual leaders who teach us the Word. Attending worship is a way of doing that. (Remember, not only are we accountable to the word of God, we are also accountable to those who God uses to teach us his Word.)

23. Attending public and corporate worship services renews and strengthens us for the days ahead (Heb. 10:24-25).

24. Corporate worship helps reinforce the truth that worship is not about getting from God. Fundamentally, Christian worship is about giving to God.

25. Public and corporate worship is the officially designated place to carry out the ordinances of the church—Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. – Psalm 107:31-32

What are your thoughts about the importance of regular church attendance? Can you think of any other reasons why it is important to be marked present on the Lord’s Day? Join the conversation in the comments section.  

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H.B. Charles, Jr. is a pastor, speaker, and writer. He lives with his wife and children in Jacksonville (FL), where he serves as the Senior-Pastor of the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.