Every week over 110 million people go to church somewhere in America. To put that into perspective, consider sports events.
If you take all the people who have gone to a basketball game, gone to a football game, gone to a baseball game, a tennis match, or any public sporting event and you added them all up in a single year, that would not equal the number of people who go to church on a single weekend. More people will be in church this weekend than will go to all the sporting events combined in America in an entire year.
Sadly, many of those people they have no idea why they attend church. Some of them go out of tradition. Some of them go out of guilt. Some of them go out of habit.
So this morning’s message is given to remind ourselves why we do what we do. Why would we all get out of bed this morning and come to church? Why do we pave all this space for parking? Why do we build buildings? For what purpose do we do these things?
There are several very important, or actually life-changing reasons given in Scripture, for us being connected to a local body of believers. In a few minutes we will see the purposes God has given us for committing to attend a local church on a consistently regular basis.