Why Go to Church

Is it a waste of time’! A church-goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for thirty years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and preachers are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

This started a controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for thirty years now. In that time my wife has cooked 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not cooked these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”  – Acts 20:32

House to House/Heart to Heart Volume 8, Number 4 Page

From Church of Christ, Smithville, TN – website

2 responses to “Why Go to Church

  1. Good article . I have noticed that some in the Church are using music from C D`s ( not inst. music ) in connection with the singing service . Comment Please , Thanks .

    • Thanks for the question. We are commanded to sing and make melody in the heart. Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16. I see no reason to use a CD of music, even non instrumental, in a worship service. The safe thing to do is to follow what the Scriptures teach.
      The CD may be good for a song leader to learn a new song which he could then lead the congregation in singing.


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