From time to time, you  hear one say, "I'm spiritual, not religious.'  I don't get involved in organized religion.'"

While it's true that church attendance and membership doesn't make one a Christian, a Christian who is not actively involved in a local Christian church will not live as good a Christian life as they would have had they been involved.

From the beginning of Christianity, it has been the practice of local groups of Christians to meet together on the first day of the week (Sunday.)1 In fact, the Bible encourages us not to forsake this practice;2 the Church has so much to offer.

When we separate ourselves from active participation in a local church, we begin to drift in our Christian life.  Eventually we will become more concerned with the things of the world than the things of God; we've lost our focus.

Church participation gives us an opportunity to be with other Christians in worshiping God.  It's, also, where we can learn more about God through group Bible study and the preaching of the Bible.  As we're actively involved, we get the opportunity to serve God in many ways.  The Church, also, holds us accountable in the way we live our lives; it's where we receive encouragement.

We must remember that as God's child, we must try to live a life that is most pleasing to Him.

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Bible References

1 1Corinthians 16:2; Acts 20:7

2 Hebrews 10:25

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.