I’m writing more regularly now. Here’s my next post, from The Gospel Coalition: Worship blog. It’s entitled “Why Do We Have To Go To Church Again?”
Children ask this question on a semi-regular basis; I know my three boys have given me many opportunities to answer it. As a worship pastor, I am embarrassed to admit that I have found myself facing another service and asking the same question: why again? Did we fail last week, or do it wrong? Was last week’s service not enough?
I have not always had good answers at hand, beyond a Scriptural command not to neglect meeting together (Hebrews 10:25), but over time have drawn on encouragement from some portion of Scripture or a godly writer. Having faced the challenge to frame those encouragements in ways that kids can understand and my own heart will accept, allow me to pass on my best three answers:
Read the rest here: “WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH AGAIN?”