I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Some people get what I call “Sunday fatigue” on Sunday mornings. Do you know what Sunday-fatigue is? It attacks the victim shortly before breakfast on Sunday morning. It is accompanied by a feeling of weakness and lethargy. Sometimes the victim has a slight headache which is aggravated by the ringing of the church bell. But the disease is of short duration, usually disappearing about midday, when the victim is able to eat a full dinner and enjoy the afternoon. But the symptoms usually appear again about 4:30 Sunday afternoon, and then disappear until the next Sunday morning.
People often ask, “Why is church important?” Or “why do I need to go to a church once I am saved?”
The Bible encourages believers—new and old alike—to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). The first step in this process is to become actively involved in the ministry of a local church, and there are four main reasons we need church.
First, Church brings people together for worship, and worshipping the Lord is the first duty of every Christian.
Second, We need to identify ourselves with God’s people, to be counted as Christ’s followers, to come together and remain strong in the faith.
Third, Regular and accurate teaching of the Bible helps us grow and live successfully as Christians.
Fourth, church is ideal for serving Christ and others.
Churches differ by congregation and community, but the main goal is to find one that focuses on teaching the Bible. How do you feel on Sundays?
May I always have the gladness that David had, as each Sunday I prepare to worship You in Your house, heavenly Father. Amen.