Why Do We Come to Church?
1. Psalm 27:4, "One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."
2. Psalm 84:10, "For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."
3. This morning I want us think about the title of the message, "Why do we come to church?" And with that question, let me give you three points to our outline:
I. Why do we come to church?
II. Why do I come to church?
III. Why did you come to church today?
I. WHY DO WE COME TO CHURCH?
A. Most would say, "I come to church to worship God."
1. That's a great answer; and the truth is, it is the correct answer - we do come to church in order to worship God.
a. Psalm 29:2, "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." b. Psalm 95:6, "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker."
2. I often wonder about the professing Christian who never darkens the door of church, who seldom comes to worship God. I wonder about a person like that.
a. If a man doesn't enjoy coming into the presence of the Lord, there is something wrong with his Christianity. And I can tell you, there is nothing wrong with Christianity, but there may be something wrong with what he's got.
b. David said, "For a day in the courts of God are better than a thousand anywhere else."
1) For a Christian, a day spent anywhere else other than in the Lord's house on the Lord's day is a wasted day.
ILLUSTRATION: A Nashville newspaper carried a story about Mrs. Lila Craig. Lila has not missed attending church in 1,040 Sundays, although she is in her eighties. The editor commented:
"It makes one wonder, what's the matter with Mrs. Craig? Doesn ...
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