Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Saturday, April 18th,2020;
WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER BE?
(Have No Excuse For Missing Church Services)
👤 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Hebrews 10:25 CEV “Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
A young man told the story of how he hadn’t attended Church services for about four years, due to his tight schedule at school. Moreover, there was no local assembly close to where he lived. That’s unacceptable because, today, Church services are being streamed online and anyone can always hook up to the service from where he or she is. If you’re a Christian, you’ve got to be a member of a local church, and have no excuse for missing church services.
Remember, the church is a place of hope, succour, and solution. It’s the place where the Word of God is taught, and the knowledge of God’s Word is what puts you over in life. In Church, your faith is built strong, and you also have the opportunity for rich fellowship with other Christians and the Holy Spirit.
If there’re peculiar situations or challenges that hinder your church attendance protractedly, there’re ways to go about them. You can participate live in church services through several online platforms that are available. When those who were in Caesar’s house couldn’t come to church, what did the Apostle Paul do? He helped them start a church in Caesar’s palace. Think about that! And in Philippians 4:22, he made reference to the saints in Caesar’s household. We do the same for those who have been incarcerated for different offences and are serving jail terms that could span many years. We set up a church right inside the prison, so they’ll learn, fellowship and grow in Christ.
There’s no excuse good enough for continually missing church services. So, like the Lord Jesus (Luke 4:16), have the culture, routine, and personal discipline to always be in church when you should.
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🎯 Go Deeper
1 Timothy 3:15; Luke 4:16
I’m so glad that I’m an active member of the Church of the living God, where my life is constantly being upgraded with the Word. In God’s presence and fellowship, I’m continually built, strengthened and established in the truth of the Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Luke 17:1-19, 1 Samuel 3-7
Mark 3:8-19, Leviticus 18
Plan to be in Church for the next service and don’t go alone; take at least one person with you.