Home / BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS / Why You Should Be Part of the Church

Why You Should Be Part of the Church

What Finger News

By Greg Laurie

“One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came.”
—John 20:24

I heard about a one hundred-year-old man who was celebrating his birthday at the church where he had attended since he was a boy. They threw a big party for him with cake, ice cream, and lots of birthday cards. Then his great-grandson walked up to the microphone to say a few words. Turning to his grandfather he said, “Great-Grandpa, we know you can barely hear or see, but tell us, why do you still go to church every Sunday?”

The man replied, “Because I love Jesus with all my heart, and He commanded me to be here.” Then he paused for a moment and added, “And I just want to show everybody whose side I’m on.”

After Jesus rose from the dead, a skeptical, disillusioned Thomas wasn’t there when Jesus appeared to the group of Christians who were gathered together. When they told Thomas what had happened, he effectively said, “I’ll believe that when I can put my hand in the wound on His side and touch the holes in His hands.”

But the next time they met, Thomas was there. And guess who showed up again? Jesus. Thomas missed out when he separated himself from other believers. And he received so much more when he joined them. In the same way, when we isolate ourselves from other believers, we lose perspective. We can become fearful, confused, angry, and bitter.

The psalmist Asaph grappled with an age-old question: Why do the wicked prosper? But he gained perspective when he worshipped with God’s people in God’s house (see Psalm 73:16–17).

We should be a part of the church, because it is where we hear the Word of God. It is where we worship the Lord. It is where we receive untold spiritual benefits. It is where we encounter God.



You Might Like

Please Spread the Word and Share This Post

Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of True Conservative Pundit

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Don't forget to follow True Conservative Pundit on Facebook, Gab, SpreelyUSA Life, and Twitter

You Might Like

If you value what you see on True Conservative Pundit, please consider donating, any amount helps

donate to TCP News

About TCP Staff

An oasis in a world of fake news

Leave a comment - or not. We have NO tolerance for trolls, abusive and inflammatory comments, or those laced with profanity. No more than two links. Keep it clean and on point, or be banned.


Check Also

Our Mission, If We Choose to Accept It

By Greg Laurie “Satan, who is the god of this world, has ...