Vol. 14 No. 22
Were you in church last Sunday? What about the two Sundays before that?
If you were not in church, honestly ask yourself, "why not?"
__ I was not in the mood.
__ I was sick.
__ My husband, wife, friend, guest did not want to attend.
__ I don't believe regular attendance means every week.
__ It is boring.
__ It is an effort.
Frankly, I can think of only one really good reason (outside of blizzards, hurricanes, and earthquakes) and that is illness (your illness or that of someone you are caring for).
I urge you, challenge you, invite you, plead with you to see worship with God's people as a basic commitment and not a matter of convenience or mood.
This is not a "guilt trip" or a nagging reminder to shape up. This is a call to follow Christ. Worship with other believers is basic to following Christ.
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another" (Hebrews 10:25 NIV).
Worship in church every week you are physically able to attend.
E. Stanley Ott