30 Blessings You Will Miss Out On If You Don’t Go To Church:

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1. You miss out on obedience to the command to not give up meeting together (Hebrews 10:24-25).

2. You miss out on loving God in your obedience, and as a result, experiencing him more deeply (John 14:21).

3. You miss out on loving Jesus by loving the bride he laid his life down for (Ephesians 5:25-27; Acts 20:28).

4. You miss out on hearing God’s Word faithfully proclaimed, and thus growing in faith (2 Timothy 4:1-2; Romans 10:17).

5. You miss out on hearing God’s Word applied specifically to you, your culture, and community (1 Corinthians 2:5; 2 Timothy 4:1-2).

6. You miss out on learning how to read the Bible better by sitting under gifted teachers and preachers (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:9).

7. You miss out on being equipped to discern dangerous and deceitful doctrines that negate or distort the gospel (Ephesians 4:11-14; Galatians 1:6-9).

8. You miss out on encouraging others, stirring them toward love and good works, and receiving encouragement from others (Hebrews 10:25).

9. You miss out on using your gifts to build up the body of Christ for the glory of God (1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:11-14).

10. You miss out on being built up by others faithfully using their gifts (1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:11-14).

11. You miss out on sitting under God’s appointed leadership over you (Ephesians 4:11-14; Hebrews 13:7).

12. You miss out on submitting to the leaders God has placed over you, and thus submitting to God (Hebrews 13:17).

13. You miss out on being shepherded during the joys and trials of life (James 5:13-14; 1 Peter 5:1-2).

14. You miss out on following your pastor’s example (1 Timothy 4:12; Hebrews 13:7;Titus 2:7).

15. You miss out on agreeing to be accountable for your actions through church discipline, which is an extension of God’s discipline (Matthew 18:15-17).

16. You miss out on performing the ministry of showing up, that is, encouraging others by your presence and commitment (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 4:32-33).

17. You miss out on being equipped for the work of ministry by ministers called by God and the fruitfulness that comes from having been better equipped (Ephesians 4:11-14).

18. You miss out on giving and receiving prayers for spiritual growth and personal needs (James 5:16).

19. You miss out on receiving the blessing and instruction of corporate prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-2; Acts 6:1-6)

20. You miss out on caring for the poor and needy as the church, or receiving care if you are needy. (Acts 11:29, 2 Corinthians 8:4, 1 John 3:17.)

21. You miss out on serving others and taking your eyes off yourself (Romans 12:9-13).

22. You miss out on being in the center of God’s will, which is revealed as we obey and renew our minds in his truth (Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18).

23. You miss out on celebrating the gospel through baptism (Romans 6:4).

24. You miss out on regular participation in the Lord’s Supper to join saints throughout history to celebrate the saving work of Christ and anticipate his future reign (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Mark 14:22-25).

25. You miss out on practicing the “one anothers” with brothers and sisters in Christ (John 13:34-35; Ephesians 4:12; Romans 12:10-16; Galatians 5:13; etc.).

26. You miss out on corporately singing songs of praise to God (Colossians 3:16).

27. You miss out on being a testimony to the gospel’s saving and transforming power to the lost world (John 13:34-35).

28. You miss out on uniting across barriers of race and economic status to stand united in the gospel and make friends you wouldn’t ordinarily know (Ephesians 2:11-22; Ephesians 4:3; James 2:1; Revelation 5:9).

29. You miss out on speaking the truth in love to other believers believing and/or practicing unbiblical doctrines (Ephesians 4:15-16).

30. You miss out on bringing God delight as his gathered people (Zephaniah 3:17; Psalms 149:4).

Go To Church – You’ll Be Glad You Did.

Chad

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About cdonley04

I am a servant of God, a husband and a father. I love my God, my wife and my children with all that I am. I thank my God daily that He chooses to use me in spite of me!
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2 Responses to 30 Blessings You Will Miss Out On If You Don’t Go To Church:

  1. William J. Onderlinde says:

    Didn’t have just one fave; 7,8,10,14, 20, 21, 24, & 27 did hit home. My wife passed away about 19 mos. ago. I’d be off the rails if it wasn’t for God/Jesus/H.S. enabling me to be tough & stubborn. Jimmy V. echoed that perseverance– Never give up!

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