Four Reasons To Go To Church Even With Young Children

If you have young children, be one thing about yourself. You are tired. You probably haven’t slept well in months, possibly years, and the idea of ​​going to church may seem exhausting, daunting, a bridge too difficult to cross. And those Sundays in which you drag your exhausted family the children do not adjust, do not really listen to the sermon, and everything seems very difficult. So every Sunday morning, you wake up with a lump in your stomach. Are we staying or going? And the danger is that you don’t go.

You Don’t Go Alone For Yourself.

As with many other things in life when you become a father or mother, you don’t go to church anymore. You also go to your children. If I lack the energy to go, I go for them. What message am I giving them if I stay at home? That the church is not a priority. Being tired means that going with God’s people does not deserve the effort.

Let me be clear: going to church does not make me, nor my children, Christians. However, going to church encourages us, encourages others, and leads us to the presence of God’s people. This is priceless. Weekly assistance helps develop a family culture that, hopefully, will continue in our children as they grow up.

Everything we do gives our children a message. Going to church weekly gives them a simple message: God is a priority in this family.

The Church Is More Than A Sermon

“I can’t hear the sermon anyway, so why go?” You may have heard (or expressed) that objection. But while listening to the sermon is an important part of going to church, it is not the only part. At this stage of your life, you may not be able to hear many complete sermons. This is difficult, but the Word of God is powerful. It can penetrate even our nebulous brains.

And there are many other good reasons to go to church. Singing with a whole congregation of people can be very encouraging. Doing so can build your soul when your body is tired. The church will also encourage you, through your friends and fellow believers, as you share with them before or after the service.

Your Presence Encourages Others

As a believer, you sometimes encourage other believers simply by being present. At least you encourage your pastor who has worked faithfully in a sermon throughout the week to bring you the Word of God. You are not just a receiver who takes advantage of the church; You simply contribute by being there.

Seeing a young and exhausted father continue to attend church week after week is a great encouragement for the rest of the congregation.

Those Who Stop Going Don’t Always Come Back

I often hear people say, “It’s very difficult now. We will wait a few years and then return when the children are a little older. They are too young to know the difference anyway.” However, even if you say this honestly, the reality is that most people will not return for a long time if they ever do. Habits change, priorities change, and it is easy not to be with the church. How easy it is to slowly walk away from the Father who longs to embrace you. You may think that this will never happen to you, but the world and the devil will seize any opportunity to get away from the path of justice.

Why Do You Need To Listen To Sermons That Do Not Apply Directly To You?

How do you hear a sermon that is not about you? How can you benefit from a sermon about anxiety if you’re not worried, about marriage if you’re not married, or about depression if you’re not depressed?

Each passage is part of the ecosystem of truth.

Each passage of Scripture is part of the broader ecosystem of truth. It is related to any other passage, whether the connections are on the surface or are subtle and underground. The Scriptures provide the only infallible framework for living, the only worldview in the world that uses authoritative lenses to see the world accurately. But if you ignore or minimize certain sections, you will distort the rest.

Each passage reflects eternal principles for your life.

Although the Scriptures were written from time, the principles are eternal. Sometimes the bridge between time and culture is solid; other times, we feel that we are looking towards an island without a bridge on which to bring contemporary relevance. However, the better we learn the progression of biblical revelation, the better we will understand how each text reflects the eternal truth about God, the world, the human condition, and the redemption that is still being completed through Christ.

Every Christian is called to represent faith.

Christians are ambassadors of Christ. We live among the nations of the earth, but our citizenship is in heaven. We belong to a different kingdom, and the risen Christ commissioned us to represent the teachings and values ​​of that kingdom, as well as the path to citizenship for all those fleeing the kingdom of darkness and take refuge in the King of light. We are not only called to represent the simplest form of the gospel message that Jesus died for our sins but to the whole body of Christian truth. Whether the issue is creation or sexuality, immigration or entertainment, gender or government, work or leisure, Christians and churches should always become more effective ambassadors and embassies for Christ and his kingdom. Therefore, no matter what topic arises in our reading of the Bible, in our small group, or in the Sunday sermon, we should focus on this training material for our final vocation as ambassadors of Christ with enthusiasm.

Listens

When God speaks, we are wise to listen. Not because everything he has revealed feels immediately relevant, but because everything he says is true, everything he says is useful: “All Scripture is inspired by God and useful to teach, to rebuke, to correct, to instruct injustice, so that the man of God may be perfect, equipped for every good work.” If you want to be trained, matured, and be ready for the good works that God has prepared for you to do each day, learn his Word well, even when you feel that He is talking to someone else.