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LearnChrist Bible Study. [Topic]: Absenteeism From Church Services.

Should a believer be absent from church service at will?

I was in one of the offices in Abuja a few months ago, and some men got talking.

One of them said, “I don’t go to church; in fact I’m neither a Christian nor a Muslim.”

Then, the other man said, “well, I go to church only once every three months.”

Shocked by this, I asked; “are you a believer sir?

Yes I’m, but I go to church like once in 3 months, he responded.

When I inquire further, he said, “if I want to have fellowship with God, I will gather my family together in my house.”

The alarming decline in church attendance by believers formed the basis of our discussion on LearnChrist.

We noted that believers must not forsake the gathering together of God’s people in their local churches (Heb 10:25) for any reason.

Whether it rains on a Sunday morning or not having worship offering…

The Psalmist says,
“For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up”, Ps 69:9.

Again, he says, “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand…

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”Ps 84:10.

Where is your zeal for the Lord?

Oh, you have lost it. Is that why you’re saying it doesn’t matter?

Now, you can walk in and out of your local church services at will; and have now become an online worshipper.

Someone maybe saying, “Pastor, is not by going to church often.”

Well, my question to you is, is it by staying out of church always?

Let us use our tongues to count our teeth. No wonder, the children of this world are wiser.

They don’t miss their occult or confraternity meetings…but here we are with all manner of excuses.

We at LearnChrist however admonished…

That every believer must make it a point of duty to attend his local church services…so as to fellowship with God amidst other believers, and to exhort one another in the Lord.

There are only two reasons to be absent from church: if one is seriously down with ailment or you are doing a shifting job, like doctors, nurses, hotel workers or security personnel

God bless your soul richly in Jesus name ūüôŹ.

Host: pastor Prevail & Becky Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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