This past Sunday, I talked about the power of belonging. God designed us to live in community and fellowship and He made the church to fulfill that need in a way that nothing else can. I said it last week and I will continue to say it, “Success begins on Sunday.” In order for follower of Christ to live a life without limits and become what God designed them to be, we need the church! Here is why I believe success begins on Sunday.
Church encourages you and helps fight discouragement.
Attending church and hearing God’s Word builds your faith.
There is something unique and life-giving about corporate worship with other believers.
Church is the best place to use your spiritual gifts and talents to serve the Body of Christ.
Being a part of a church is really the only way to fulfill the Great Commission (taking the gospel to the entire world) fully.
Church helps you to fulfill the Great Commandment to love God and love others.
Church is where you can be fed spiritually.
Church prepares you for the week ahead.
Church empowers you to get through difficult times.
You find support, love, and acceptance in church.
It is family!
You learn about generous living.
You make a serious impact when you combine your giving with others.
Church helps you find your purpose in life.
Belonging matters. It helps you spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
People pray for you at church.
You feel like you are not alone and have support at church.
You get a sense of belonging.
You get a spiritual family to support and encourage you.
You get an environment to fully develop your gifts.
You get spiritual protection from godly leaders.
You get accountability to help you grow spiritually.
You develop close relationships through small groups and serving.
You learn the Bible through teaching and discipleship.
You get to use your gifts for ministry.
You partner with the church to share your faith and reach others.
You are better able to bring your family to Christ.
The list could go on, but you get the point. I believe that regularly attending, serving, giving, worshipping, and fellowshipping empowers you to be your best at home, at work, and at play. Success begins on Sunday. It is not just a slogan; it is the path to winning.