DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Youre always telling people to go to church, but all the churches Ive been to are so boring I cant stand it. Youll probably tell me just to keep looking, but why should I? Besides that, I enjoy having a day to myself. K.W.
By BILLY GRAHAM
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DEAR K.W.: Let me ask you a question: What exactly are you seeking in a church? In other words, what would a good church be like, in your opinion? What do you hope to get out of it?
I dont know how youd answer, but let me suggest how you should answer. First, when we gather with other believers, we should worship God; that is, we should focus on him, and our hearts and minds should be filled with praise and thanksgiving. The center of our faith is Jesus Christ, and when we realize who he is and what he has done for us through his death and resurrection, we cant help but worship and praise God.
Then we should also come together to learn from Gods Word as it is preached and taught. God wants us to grow stronger in our faith and become more like Christ and this will happen as we let Gods word take root in our hearts and minds. Ask God to help you focus on the sermon and the reading of the Bible. The Bible says, Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17).
Finally, through church we learn from other believers. Dont just attend the weekly service; seek other opportunities for fellowship with others. Make sure of your commitment to Christ, and then ask him to lead you to a church where you not only wont be bored, but youll grow in your faith.
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