Four Reasons Explaining Why “You Need Some Church!”
Fighting the Wrong Enemy – Part 2
I said this earlier, “you need some Church!” Yes, I said it just like that. You NEED some church! Allow me to expound. There’s a reason why church is uncommon. It produces uncommon results. Normal people don’t do the church thing because that’s what normal people do. They follow what other normal people do. You have to admit that when one sees no problem in how they’re living, then they seek no help. That’s not the person reading this. In fact, those who read and follow us are always looking for ways to better themselves and take their lives to the next level. You see church gives you an advantage that normal people don’t have and it’s simply the beginning step for one to improve the life they’ve been given. Here it is a place one can go for free, obtain council, and see improvements in life.
Before I go into the benefits of attending church, let me offer some pre-advice. In other words, there are a few prerequisites needed before you continue so that you don’t allow preconceived ideas to keep you from the benefits.
- Clear your mind from any and all information you had about church.
- Don’t allow others to paint the picture of church for you until you evaluate it for yourself.
- Decide to go all in. In other words, don’t go to church to get your check mark for attending.
This lesson is about how to get the benefits for making your family (blended-family) work and to do that you must go into it with the right mindset, a different mindset, an uncommon mindset. Now you’re ready to begin.
Here are the instructions that have been given to the church for your benefit. It is designed to encourage others and to build others up, just as it’s already doing. In other words, one of the main goals of the church is to help others become better. This includes helping to make a family work, even if it’s a blended family.
What does church give you?
In this lesson, I have four reasons to explain why “you need some Church!”
- You get to be a part of a place where you can belong and find community.
Because of pride, most people (51% or better) won’t admit that doing life with others is a whole lot better than doing it on one’s own. Church attendance places you in community with people like you who are on a mission to grow and get better at life. This is a key thought. Don’t think of church as the place where people have it altogether because that’s not true. Normal, ordinary, common people are the only people who believe that the people who go to church have it altogether. The truth is and what’s uncommon is that people at church have an advantage that has caused them to have a better life in the midst of its challenges. As a community, we walk this thing out together and find the help and support we need to do so.
- You get what I call free seminars on all the important matters of life.
Stop viewing the message from pastors as a sermon. That sounds derogatory as if you’re being lectured like a child who’s made a mistake. Church is optional which means it’s not forced upon you. Therefore, why would anyone voluntarily go somewhere to be lectured, rather than see it from this point of view; see it as a seminar. See it as a seminar that you didn’t have to pay for. However, if you give to the church, see it as a seminar you paid your hard earned money for. This will change how receptive you are to the messages delivered. When you pay for something it makes a difference.
View each message as a seminar you paid to attend. The beautiful thing about church is each message is different and throughout a year it offers a wide range of topics that you can’t get anywhere else in one convenient location.
- You get to use your gifts to make a difference.
Once you get accustomed to attending church, plan to get involved. Don’t just get involved in any way that’s offered. Find out what you’re good at, your gift and serve in a place where your gift can shine. This benefit will help you define your future and improve the God-given talent, skill, and craft that’s uniquely yours. Church can be the perfect training ground for you to become all that you can be. For example, if you’re a drummer without a band, you can use your gift here and at the same time each week get better and better. In a church the options are limitless in many cases. All it takes is you getting involved and finding a place that’s suitable for you to make a difference.
- You get the best financial advice available at no extra cost.
This last benefit is specific. As you know, there aren’t very many places you can go to get help with your finances. In fact, you’d have to pay for help (you can’t afford) from a professional and besides, you have no idea where to start. At least, church helps one begin the process depending on the level of financial hardship. I know churches do encourage tithing or giving to the church which can deter you. Here it is you feel as if you don’t have enough and your church asks for the not-enough you don’t have. If you can get past that, you’ll soon find that the local church has a number of seminars, services, small groups, and advisors who are available and willing to help you learn principles that will get you out of life’s financial woes.
I think I’ve done a pretty good job selling you on The church. However, the point is to help give you what you need to improve your family, specifically your blended family. Couldn’t your family benefit from feeling like they belong to something important? Couldn’t your family benefit from knowing how to deal with the important issues of life? Couldn’t your family benefit from having a place to use their gifts and talents to make a difference? Couldn’t your family benefit from sound financial advice? If you want better for your family, then it’s time to do what normal people don’t. You need some Church!
Question: what could going to church make possible for you and your family?
Reference #1: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT, Bible.com, accessed March 19, 2021, https://www.bible.com/116/1th.5.11.nlt
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