Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Lenten Minute - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Why Go To Church?


In the past, people went to church without thinking about it. They went because most people went. They went because there was nothing else to do. They went because their parents and their pastor (or priest) implied they’d go to hell if they didn’t.


But people rarely do anything without a reason anymore. And truth be told, we should be giving reasons for any expectations. Pastors should be explaining why Christians are expected to go to church. To simply say, ‘Do this,’ is not enough.


And so, for the next few weeks, I’d like to explore this question. Why do we go to church? Do we get any benefit from it? Is it important to be in God’s presence each Lord’s Day and on Holy Days? Is it rather like taking cough medicine, which you don’t like to do but need to do, or is it a joy to be in God’s presence?


Obviously, you can guess what some of my answers are going to be. But think about them for yourselves. If you go to church, why do you go to church? If you don’t go to church, why don’t you go to church? Are these the only questions we can ask, or do you have your own questions?


I look forward to exploring the questions with you.


Yours in Christ,                                                                              Pastor Frontz