Increasing Your Spiritual Capacity

THEME SCRIPTURE

12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Phil 2:12-15 NLT


Why We Go To Church

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching
Heb 10:24-25


For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
Matt 18:20

30 Reasons Why We Come To Church

  1. To Be Fed Spiritually
  2. To Fellowship Equally
  3. To Flow With The Spirit - Come Out Of The Flesh
  4. Time With Family Natural & Spiritual
  5. To Worship = Recognize God As Our Source Who God Is As Our Provider
  6. To Sing Unto The Lord = Expression Of Joy Blesses The Father, We Feel Better
  7. To Give Back To God From Our Gain - Causes Us To Realize Where Our Increase Came From
  8. To Give Unto Others, Encouragement, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace (The Fruit Is Not For The Tree)
  9. To Put Ourselves In An Environment That Builds Us Up. We All Need Encouragement
  10. To Be Reminded Of How Blessed We Are, How We Need To Grow, Where We Have Gotten Off Track, That There Is Hope. Jer 29:11
  11. A Chance To Stop & Catch Your Breath, Step Out Of The Madness Of The World, Sane Moment To Bring Us Back To Reality
  12. Holds Us Accountable – Stops Us From Doing Other Crazy Stuff
  13. A Time Together When Jesus Is In Our Midst
  14. When We Gather We Have The Community We Need By Nature To Be A Part Of
  15. We Can Grow More Together Than When We Can Alone. We Are Also Much More Powerful As A Unit, 1 Can Turn 1000, 2 Turns 10,000
  16. You Will Receive Answers To Questions You Have Been Asking Yourself
  17. Hearing The Preaching Of The Word Will Help Set Direction For Your Life
  18. You Have Opportunity To Make Friends Who Will Be Beneficial To Your Life
  19. Teaches Your Children Consistency & Faithfulness
  20. The Discipline Of Going Will Help You Be Disciplined In All Areas Of Your Life
  21. You Have An Opportunity To Look Inside Yourself And Deal With Anything That Needs To Be Dealt With
  22. You Will Be In A Prime Position To Receive Love From Other People
  23. You Will Be Able To Show Love Toward Others Who Need A Touch From God
  24. Because Gathering Is Part Of What It Means To Be A Christian. Prov 18:1
  25. Because We All Need Regular Reminders Of Our Position In Christ
  26. You Will Realize The Need To Reorder Your Priorities
  27. You Will Develop Relationships That Will Provide Support In Your Time Of Need
  28. You Will Put Yourself In Position To Be Pastored, Mentored & Disciplined
  29. Coming Regularly Will Cause You To Be Planted Which Will Help Your Life To Flourish. Ps 1:3
  30. You Will Reflect A Life Lived Beyond Yourself

You Will Know, Realize & See That Your Life Makes A Difference. When You Are Not Here Things Are Different. Not Only Do You Miss Out, But So Do We.


Tips To Help With Regular Church Attendance

  1. Commit To Being Here
  2. Have A Responsibility That Requires You To Come
  3. Associate With Others Who Will Encourage You To Be Here Every Week
  4. Make An Appointment For After Church That Requires You To Be At Church. Lunch, Shopping Etc
  5. If You Miss A Service Order A Copy Of The Message
  6. Go Over The 30 Points To Remind Yourself Of What You Missed By Not Being Here