Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why I Love My Church

     Church has been something that I remember for my whole life. My family did not begin attending church until I was five, but not many people remember much let alone anything that happened to them before the age of five. Regardless, most of my memories as a child revolve around what happened at church. I was in a home where church was not an option. It was never up to me if I wanted to go to church. My family was at church for everything; and yes, I mean EVERYTHING! Some people grow up and resent the fact that they were "forced" to go to church. Because of this, they drop out of church when they are old enough to make their own decisions. I, on the other hand, grew to enjoy church because I had a mom and dad who did not just say church was important; they showed by their life that church was important. Now as a 28 year old man, I have reflected over my life and I can honestly say that I love church. Church has meant much to me and church has helped me in my life. Why then do I love church? More importantly, why then do I love MY church? Let me give several reasons:

1) I Love My Church because of the heritage of our church
2) I Love My Church because the music of our church feeds the soul and spirit before the body
3) I Love My Church because the Word of God is proclaimed in its proper contextual manner
4) I Love My Church because of the fellowship I have with God's people
5) I Love My Church because it is the place I get to serve God
6) I Love My Church because of my Pastor
7) I Love My Church because people are encouraged and edified
8) I Love My Church because people get saved during church
9) I Love My Church because God put me here

No church is perfect; but, in my opinion, my church is close. I hope that you learn to love your church as well.

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