One problem that seems to be a part of every congregation of the Lord’s Church is attendance. Some Christians seem to have a problem when it comes to meeting with the saints to worship God. We are all busy but we must remember that we have a duty to put God first before all things and all others (Mt. 6:33; 1 John 2:15-17; Lk. 12:15-21; MT. 10:37-39).We find in Heb. 10:25 concerning the assembly: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” This seems plain enough. We are not to forsake the assembly. When the church meets where we are members, we ought to be there unless hindered in some way. We may be too sick to meet with the saints on some occasions or there could be some emergency arise that would keep us from assembling. However, these should be the exceptions and not the rule!
Please click on the following links for further study on attendance.
http://www.netbiblestudy.net/bulletin/new_page_16.htm Our attendance of worship
http://www.thebible.net/modules.php?name=Read&itemid=128&cat=4 Is church attendance important?