I (Joey) recently read a blog about what we learn from missing church for several weeks in a row. While the whole article is well worth the read, here are is a short summary:
“I missed church for five weeks in a row recently because of circumstances surrounding the birth of my second child. We have a healthy baby girl now, and all is well. And I wish I didn’t have to miss so much church. However, God used that season of being away to remind me how valuable it is to gather with the body of Christ weekly. Consider the following:
-Preaching complements personal Bible study in the life of a believer.
-In a local church, members demonstrate a special type of kindness to one another.
-Singing corporately with other believers nurtures the Christian’s soul.
-Giving is an act of worship, not merely a discipline.