- I go to every assembly of the church because Jesus is there. When the disciples agree on earth with the heaven-inspired doctrine, Jesus is with them. Matthew 18:20 promised, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” He promised to be with us as long as we do His will (Matthew 28:20). Jesus has never forsaken an assembly, and I want to be like him.
- I go to every assembly of the church because I’m made stronger. Power is given in worship to live a nobler life. There one is fortified against failing away. Worship assemblies contain the sweetest fellowship on earth. Worship assemblies make souls fit for heaven. We’re better able to have strength to bear the burdens of life. Why should I want to miss any service?
- I go to every assembly of the church because God wants the church to grow. The church always grows when members put God first by loyal faithfulness. Since the church is the saved, the growth of the church means salvation of the lost. Here’s a way we can all help in the finest work on earth.
- I go to every assembly of the church to set a good example. Many are looking my way and following in my steps. Influence is either good or bad — there’s no middle ground. Any hour the church meets, my influence is with or against Christ. If I attend it’s for the Lord. When I neglect a service, my influence is for Satan.
- I go to every assembly of the church to prove my love and gratitude. The love of Jesus was so boundless for the church, that He gave His life for it. If I want to be His disciple, I have to prove my love. Since God has given me a multitude of blessings I don’t deserve, it’s indeed a small sacrifice to return a few hours in public worship. One who truly loves God doesn’t ask if he has to attend all services. His love compels him to! If I show love to God by attendance, I show lack of love by absence.
- I go to every assembly of the church to obey God. The Bible says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together …” (Hebrews 10:25). The first Christians met weekly and often daily (Acts 20:7; 2:46; 19:9). Any service where the Bible is taught, prayer is offered, and God is worshiped, is good. James 4:17 says, “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” If it’s good to be present for all assemblies, it’s bad to be absent from any.
- I go to every assembly of the church to put first things first. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Jesus said the church must be first to the Christian even BEFORE seeking food, clothing, and drink. Nothing could be so important as being a faithful member of the Lord’s church.
- I go to every assembly of the church to abound in the Lord’s work. A true Christian wants to do all he can not as little as he can. Even after doing all possible, I’m still an unprofitable servant (Luke 17:10). Since the assemblies of the church are vital in the Lord’s work, I must abound in attendance. Paul exhorted, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).