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Church Attendance and the Professing Christian

How often do professing Christians shrug off church attendance by saying, "I can worship at home!" The perfect response to such a remark is simple: "But do you?" Or, if you stumble upon a rare individual who may actually strive to worship at home, you may ask him: "When did you last take the Lord's Supper at home?"

Many who profess to be Christians today know too little of devoted commitment to Christ. A major aspect of our commitment to Christ involves our attendance at, worship in, and service through the local church. In fact, church attendance is obligated on several grounds, among them we could list the following: