GOING TO CHURCH
What is the ChurchCertainly not just a building.
The Bible describes the Church as a family in which we are all brothers and sisters, bound together by love for Christ and for each other.
It also describes the Church as a body, Jesus being the Head and we being members each with his own job to do.
We belong to Jesus and we need to belong
to each other.
There is a great world-wide Church consisting
of all who trust in Jesus Christ, whatever their colour, background or
To be a Christian means to belong to a
local church and to support it loyally.
A footballer is one who plays in a team.
He spends time training with the rest of the team, learning more about
the game from them, and especially from the team coach. Football is a team
game. It is the same for the Christian. You cannot call yourself a Christian
if you stay at home and do not go to church regularly. It is a different
matter of course for very old or sick people who cannot get to church.
Why go to Church ?If you are a Christian you go to church:
-- To praise and thank God for all His love and goodness to you.
-- To show openly that you belong to Christ. Going to church marks you out as a disciple of Christ.
-- To meet with other Christians to pray together.
-- To learn more about the Christian life and to receive strength and guidance for the coming week.
If a piece of coal drops from the fire
on to the grate it very soon goes cold and dead.