Marriage and Family
“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,” Hebrews 10:25-26
(Someone Downtown Yesterday) I don’t have to go to church to be with God…
(I replied) You’re right! God can be in one place and everywhere at the same time!
My wife and I just bought a house! We are so excited about this house because it has the space inside we were hoping for, it has the size yard we were hoping for, and it is the location we were hoping for! It’s almost as if God answered our prayers! (He did!)
Now, it’s work time! The last two days we have been scraping the ceilings to remove the popcorn texture. We have lots and lots of work to go!
We bought this house knowing that there was much work to do. We bought this house knowing that over time, it would become our home instead of the unkept house it is.
When I became a Christian by saying ‘yes’ to Jesus and accepting the free gift of salvation. I was like an unkept house. Jesus saw all my imperfections. He saw all the work that needed to be done. He saw that it would take time. And He still bought me!
Just as my wife and I started to work on the house the day we got the keys; Jesus started working on me the day He got the keys. We are working on updating our house and making it our home. Jesus is updating the unkept areas in my life and making me into His home.
The church is made up of people that Jesus is making into His home. As Jesus works in people, they come together and encourage each other to keep allowing Him to do that work.
Sometimes people want to give up. Sometimes life is so hard that people want to quit. Sometimes people stop living for Jesus and go back to a life of sin. This is where the church comes in.
The church is supposed to help people keep living for Jesus!
So…no, you don’t have to go to church unless you really want to live for Jesus!
5 Reasons I Have My Family in Church:
- Learn We: We (God’s People) make up the church. The church is not an individual but made up of individuals that follow Jesus.
- Learn Bible: We need to grow in knowledge of God.
- Learn Pray: We need to talk to God to have relationship with Him.
- Learn Love: We need to love God and God’s people. People are not easy to love but God expects us to.
- Learn Encouragement: We need encouragement from other believers to live for Jesus and not for ourselves.
What did I miss? Why is your family involved with the church?
Have a great week!