As I am writing this it is Saturday night. You may have a lot of reasons/excuses why you won’t be at a gathering of the body of Christ tomorrow. Very few of them are legitimate however. The gathering of the church on the sabbath is one of the most important practices you can have if you claim to be a Christ follower. People turn to Christ and are restored in their relationship with Jesus, below is one example.
Worship services produce this…
24 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together…” Hebrews 10:24-25
I know there is a group of people who are Christ followers who speak out against corporate worship. Criticizing a group of people worshiping God through the presentation of the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit is ridiculous. There are so many great reasons to worship together with a church tomorrow. Don’t miss out on what God has for you tomorrow.
10 Reasons You Need to Worship This Sunday
#1 The Church Needs You – When you aren’t there it isn’t the same. If you aren’t there who will pray for others? Who will greet the person coming for the first time? When you don’t feel like it, is probably when the church needs you the most. Remember that day you came and prayed for someone? If not, maybe it’s time tomorrow.
#2 God Has Something to Say To You – This is such an simple idea. I know people will say, “Jesus can talk to me anywhere.” True, but powerful Holy Spirit driven teaching will transform you. Or maybe someone sitting beside you will say something to you that will change your life. Think of the most powerful moment you have had in a worship service on a Sunday. What if you would have skipped that week? Enough said.
#3 You Need To Serve – Greet, pray, be an usher, help set up and tear down, work with kids, come early and pray. Serving transforms you like nothing else.
#4 You Need This Priority – Jesus deserves to be worshiped! He died on a cross for us for the sake of our salvation. Isn’t it time to set your priorities straight? How would your life be different if you prioritized the church over everything else? I am amazed how the church is at the bottom of the priority list for many people. If you show up once a month don’t expect to be known and don’t expect to have community. Many of us are more committed to our kid’s sporting events than them being taught the priority of worshiping Jesus.
#5 Someone Might Get Healed – When the Holy Spirit shows up you never know what will happen. Many times I will be telling someone about God healing someone, someone coming to Christ for the first time, or an incredible, indescribable moment the church had together, AND they MISSED it.
#6 Communion Matters – Celebrating the Gospel through the breaking of bread together is foundational to understanding who Jesus is.
#7 You Need To Give – That’s right, giving money is a worship response to a life totally surrendered to God. You are telling God, “You own it all.” Determine before you come what you will give out of how God has provided for you this week. It’s what we are supposed to do.
#8 Singing is Healing For The Soul – I have heard some people say, I don’t sing. Well, try it. What other place can you belt out at the top of your lungs praises to God? It’s time you came, opened your mouth and proclaimed how incredible God is. Trust me, God hears you. There is nothing like at 217church when 200+ people belt out worship together in unison during a worship service This may be the thing holding your spiritual growth back.
#9 Every Sunday Matters – If you are a Dad or Mom, get your family out of bed and make a statement. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” (Joshua 24:15) There is nothing more powerful and influential than a father and mother who takes personal responsibility for his or her family worshiping together! If you are single, start practicing for when you have a family.
#10 I Want to See you! – This one is very personal for me. I love seeing people every week. I love learning new names, I love when you bring your neighbors, I love when you take the church seriously and interact. I love when people don’t want to leave. I visited a sick woman who will most likely NEVER be in a church again. She told me she missed it and wished she could go. You have legs, you are able, you belong with the church tomorrow!
Join us at 217church this week for Faith and Practice, week three of our #ExtraordinaryFaith series –
Join us at 217church, a multi-site, contemporary church in Mercer County NJ. 217church is a family with small groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that meets Sundays in the Hamilton AMC24 Theater 10am and Sharon School in Robbinsville, NJ at 11:00. Our new Robbinsville Campus meets every Sunday. If you are looking for a church in East Windsor NJ, Lawrenceville NJ, Ewing NJ, Robbinsville NJ, Hightstown NJ, Hamilton NJ, Mercer County, Middlesex County or Bucks County, PA, don’t miss our weekend services. Visit www.217church.com for more information. Celebrate A new season with a new habit. We would love to see you.