Do you go to church? A recent Pew Research Center study asked 4,729 Americans why they do (or do not) attend a religious services. The top ten answers might suprise you. And the best reasons for going to church may be hidden beneath the surface. Listen as we discuss our church going lifestyle, why gathering with believers matters, and ways to benefit from being involved in a church community.
0:50 – Do you go to church?
1:10 – Hebrews 10:25 – (NLT) And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
1:30 – Being in Community is vitally important
2:00 – A 2018 Pew Research study presented in summary on CNN – https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/us/pew-church-10-reasons/index.html
2:50 – Why does Denise go to church?
4:00 – Church is a great way for the person actively seeking God to draw closer to Him
4:55 – Bill Sammons helps people evaluate how to choose a church to attend
6:25 – The Church can be a great resource for those in need or facing hard times
7:00 – Mark Dickey looks at the difference between practicing your faith in Community versus being all on your own
8:30 – Working out your own salvation with fear and trembling
9:00 – Find mentors and leaders to teach and guide you toward spiritual and lifestyle improvement
9:45 – Encouragement and a time to recharge
10:25 – Bill cautions that we don’t go to church to be entertained
11:30 – Takeaways
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