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DAY 25 THURSDAY: JULY 2019

GOING TO CHURCH IS COMPULSORY TO BELIEVERS!

But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15).

Going to church is not optional but compulsory for every believer. Some persons give excuses why they failed to attend church services. There is no excuse worthy enough to prevent you from church services. The Bible says in the opening text that if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that it is highly compulsory for every believer to go and worship God in the church which is His house forever.

The church of God is the house of the living God; the pillar and the ground of the truth. It is there one experiences the awesome presence of God in manifold blessings. That is why King David testified in Psalm 122:1 thus, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Therefore, a Christian should always be full of joy whenever he finds himself in the house of God which is the church of the Lord. Everyone is expected to be glad and joyous in the church and house of God. Do not give room for hindrances to your church services in life forever.

The Bible warns us vividly not to forsake the gathering of God’s children because His awesome presence is always there. That is the reason why the Bible says in Hebrew 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” In fact, whenever a Christian comes to the house of God which is the church for worship, he is exhorting and sharpening his spirit in the Lord. Take note of the fact that iron sharpens iron forever (Proverbs 27:17).

Daily Tip: God wants you to take note of the fact that going to church services is never optional but compulsory to every believer in Christ Jesus forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers (Acts 2:42).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Heavenly Father! Give me Your grace to always desire to be in Church services all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of nonchalant attitude towards going to church services in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 122.                RBT: ECCL. 4-6

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