Why Go to Church [Colossians 3:16 Devotional]

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Why Go to Church [Colossians 3:16 Daily Devotional]

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Colossians 3:16

This is an encouragement from the Apostle Paul to the church he helped start in Colosse. Though this letter was written specifically for that church, it still applies to us today. Paul wants all believers to be in community with one another. The kind of community we should be looking for encourages each other, learns together, and worships together.

Why Go to Church

Paul’s vision for the church is one of a tight-knit community, and that’s still true today. In order for you to experience what Paul is writing about here, you’ll need to find a church that you can feel a part of. I don’t know where you live, but I can guarantee that there are many good churches near you. None of these churches will be perfect, but neither are you, so you’ll fit in great.

Find a church that puts an emphasis on teaching, worshipping, and community. Good teaching without good community is essentially school. Good music without solid teaching is just a concert. And good community without biblical teaching and worship is just a country club. You need all three for the church to work as Paul says here. At the center of it all, gratitude for one another is key.

Prayer

Father, thank you for the church. Help me to fully engage with the community I’m a part of. Give me courage, wisdom, and strength to stick with my community for the long term. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.

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