I’ve observed a few people I care about have stopped going to church and this makes me worry about them. When I asked one of them why the person hadn’t been going, the response I got was the priest doesn’t practice what he preaches.
Another friend said the pastor is always talking about money and asking for contributions.
I totally understand this but I still don’t think these reasons are okay for someone to stop attending services. My reason for this is because, there are several branches under a church so if you’re currently in a church where you don’t feel you are growing then you can move to another branch or attend a different church.
The Bible admonishes us to;
“consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 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.” – Hebrews 10:24-25 NKJV
Growing up, my parents always made my siblings and I attend mid week and Sunday services. In addition to this, we all went to private Christian schools both at the secondary and university levels. So I basically had to always go to church.
I did not see the value in this until I consciously started working on building my relationship with God. I observed I always looked forward to the praise and worship sessions, testimonies as well as the message.
I have changed churches twice when I started living by myself but my reason for this was because I didn’t feel I was growing spiritually and there were a few people that kept upsetting me so it was best I found a place where I was comfortable and enjoyed the few hours I came to spend with God, listen to testimonies so my faith is stirred up and go home refreshed.
I did a vox pop on this topic and had a couple of my friends share why they go to church. I’ll be uploading it on my YouTube channel on Friday so if you haven’t already subscribed to my channel please do so by searching “Biola Jinadu” on YouTube.
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