Recently I had a great conversation with a friend around the complexities of evaluating our priority of ‘attending church.’ There really are a lot of complexities.
After all, perfect church attendance is not how we are rescued into the hope and joy of being in Jesus Christ. We are instructed to live our entire lives as worship (a living sacrifice), therefore our worship is not confined to a Sunday gathering. Today, more than ever before, we have great Bible teaching available to us anytime and anywhere through a plethora of podcasts.
The truth is that we have so many demands on our time that this discussion becomes very relevant. Can we or should we be doing something else each weekend rather than gathering together with the church? Or, maybe we are asking how important it really is so that we can measure it against the other opportunities that arise on occasion?