Exhortation: Why do We go to Church on Sunday?

Have you ever asked the question: “Why do we go to Church?” or “Why do we gather together?” People will answer this question in various ways. Some will answer that Church provides fellowship with friends; other will say that they come to hear a strong expository sermon; still others will assert that they come to experience God, to praise and worship. These are all legitimate goals. We find fellowship, Biblically oriented sermons, and praise and adoration of God in Church.  But we must realize this morning that our abilities to hear, experience, understand and all other liturgical necessities are gifts from God.  As Jeff Meyers observes “… both our life and redemption come from God.”  We come not merely to give, but to receive from God. This is one reason we call our service a covenant renewal. In renewing our covenant, we are following the manner God has ordained for His people to assemble. Even this morning, we are “passive receivers of His gifts as well as active giver of thanks.” God is giving us gifts and our response to His gifts is thanksgiving. When God renews covenant with us, we are renewed ourselves.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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1 Response to Exhortation: Why do We go to Church on Sunday?

  1. Pingback: Exhortation: Why do we go to Church on Sundays? Part II « Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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