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Reason #1 – We were meant to follow Jesus together

Reason #1 – We were meant to follow Jesus together

What’s the point of church, anyway? I can worship God just fine on a beach or in the woods. I can read my Bible and pray at home. I can be a good person everyday without ever once setting foot in a church building. Isn’t it just filled with hypocrites and...
Reason #2 – We all need God

Reason #2 – We all need God

I believe that with work hard, just about any of us can get what we want. In our culture, getting what we want is how most of us measure success. After all, we’ve been reared on the Declaration of Independence. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our...
Reason #3 – The Bible has a lot to say about life

Reason #3 – The Bible has a lot to say about life

How many times have you heard someone say “Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual”? While the statement is true, that doesn’t mean there is no instruction manual for life. For thousands of years, people have looked to the Bible for wisdom, truth, and hope. After...
Reason #4 – You can come as you are

Reason #4 – You can come as you are

Confession: Sometimes when I’ve done something I know is wrong—not gray or iffy, but black and white wrong—I have a hard time talking to God afterward. If I go to church, I hold back. I want to give myself some time to put that act of selfishness or cowardice or...
Reason #5 – You can get the help you need

Reason #5 – You can get the help you need

I’m seldom ever sick and have always been physically active. A short time ago I had a life-threatening event and was in the hospital for ten days and out of work for over two months. While I was in the hospital, the best nurses were easy to identify—they had...
Reason #6 – Church isn’t like it used to be

Reason #6 – Church isn’t like it used to be

Wear your Sunday best. Put on your “church smile.” Make sure no one takes your seat. Sing the same old songs. Try to stay awake during the message. That Sunday routine is probably a familiar one for many people. No wonder so many people have wandered away from church....
Reason #7 – Church is good for families

Reason #7 – Church is good for families

We are surrounded by stories.  When you’re little, it can be hard to differentiate between story and truth.  As a little girl, Cinderella was my favorite story, and I was convinced that I, too, could find a prince charming and become a princess with my very own...
Reason #8 – The music is amazing

Reason #8 – The music is amazing

Bruno Mars, Coldplay, All Sons & Daughters, and John Denver. What do these acts have in common? Well only one of them is scheduled for the big halftime show, so that’s not it—though if they could get John Denver to do a song or two, that would be pretty amazing....
Reason #9 – Church opens our minds

Reason #9 – Church opens our minds

I hate being afraid. Scary movies are the worst, and haunted houses are my own personal nightmare. Even though it’s just a guy with makeup on, or a bowl of spaghetti with red food coloring, in my mind it’s a zombie with a bowl of brains that I just can’t shake....