Ok now, here you go. WHY do we go to church? Verses 24-25 give us good reasons.
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. (25) And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” NLT
Notice in verse 24 it says "motivate”. Church is a place where we remind and motivate you to love people and ways to do it!
Verse 25 speaks of encouragement. Folks, all of us can get down and discouraged in this world. That’s why we need church and our brothers and sisters to encourage us! Even Jesus gathered regularly. “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And (as His custom was) He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day” Luke 4:16
We just can’t make it alone. Trust me, I have tried. Yes, we sometimes get on each other’s nerves and see the worst of each other, but we need each other. Church is our place!!!!