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Church Attendance

This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this first study is to show why church attendance is a big deal: (1) Because it strikes at the heart of the meaning of ‘church’; (2) Because it is the most basic form of commitment made by a member; (3) Because non-attendance is one of the first signs of spiritual declension; (4) Because it is commanded by God.

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Get Off My Case

6 Jan 2013, by Jared Smith

1 Get Off My Case

This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this second study is to answer the charge—”You have no right to control my time and dictate how often I attend the house of God”: (1) You are at liberty to manage your own time; (2) You have made a covenant with the Lord and His church; (3) You are a steward of time, not its supreme ruler.

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Let Me Explain

6 Jan 2013, by Jared Smith

2 Let Me Explain

This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this third study is to highlight the legitimate reasons that may keep the Christian from attending the house of God: (1) If you are sick; (2) If you are traveling; (3) If you are attending other special services elsewhere; (4) If you have experienced transportation problems; (5) If you live too far away; (6) If you can no longer unite with the church based on doctrinal or practical issues; (7) If you are required to work (Humanitarian causes).

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This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this fourth study is to highlight some of the poor excuses made the Christian based on his personal mismanagement of priorities: (1) I do not have enough money for travel; (2) I have an embarrassing problem; (3) I didn’t feel like going out today/tonight; (4) I got up too late; (5) I was just too tired; (6) The weather is not favourable—too cold, hot or wet; (7) I have to do some errands; (8) I’m cooking for the meal after the service; (9) I don’t want to miss…

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This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this fifth study is to highlight some of the poor excuses made the Christian based on his perceived problem with the church: (1) The sermons are too boring; (2) The music is too conservative; (3) The church is too small—there is no one my age, gender, nationality, etc; (4) I want to mix things up and attend other churches.

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This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this sixth study is to highlight some of the poor excuses made by highly sensitive Christians: (1) It is nothing like my previous church; (2) The church is not friendly; (3) No one cares about me; (4) There is a member who rubs me the wrong way; (5) I made my wishes known, but the church decided to vote a different way.

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This series of studies looks at the reasons why the house of God should be a priority in the life of every Christian, and also considers the reasons/excuses that may keep God’s people from corporate worship. The point of interest in this seventh study is to highlight some of the poor excuses made by those trying to escape responsibility/accountability: (1) The church is always making demands on my time, money and talents; (2) The church is facing too many internal problems; (3) I am offended/upset with another member; (4) The church is preparing to exercise corrective discipline, so I had rather just stay away than face the consequences.

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