Why Do We Come to Church? by Daniel Rodgers

Why Do We Come to Church?
Dan Rodgers
Psalm 122:1


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?


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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