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Do i have to attend every service of the church

“Do I Have to Attend Every Service of the Church?”


Do i have to attend every service of the church1

“Do I Have to Attend Every Service of the Church?”

  • Jesus rarely answered a question with a simple “yes” or “no”

  • I will follow His example

  • Jesus uses such questions as teaching opportunities that included applications

  • Before drawing any conclusions, let us accumulate all the scriptural information

  • Acts 2:41-47; 20:6-7; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; 14:1-40; 16:1-2; Heb. 10:19-25


Acts 2 41 47

Acts 2:41-47

  • Gladlyreceived the word v.41

  • Excited to hear God’s word!

  • Were added v.41

  • They became part of the church v. 47

  • Continuedsteadfastly v.42

  • Began with excitement, continued faithfully

  • Dailywithone accord in the temple v.46

  • Were together in worship every day

  • Gladnessandsimplicityof heart v.46

  • Glad to spend time together


Acts 20 6 7

Acts 20:6-7

  • First day of the week not an ordinary day

  • Spent seven days in Troas v.6

  • Met on first day of the week to break bread v.7

  • Lord’sSupper(1 Cor. 11:20)on the Lord’sDay (Revelation 1:9)

  • 1 Cor. 10:16-17 breaking bread is communion(sharing with others in Christ)

    1 Cor. 11:17-34

  • Assembly = when you come together as a church v.18


1 cor 11 17 34

1 Cor. 11:17-34

  • Despise the church of God by not taking the Lord’s supper (took one’s own supper)

  • Deprived the others of food (shamed them)

  • Deprived others of spiritual edification v.26

  • Whom does intentional absence deprive?

  • Unworthy manner result = judgmentv.27

  • Unworthy manner = not discerning the Lord’s bodyv.29

  • Not discerning Lord’s body result = spiritual weakness and spiritual deathv.30


1 cor 14 1 40

1 Cor. 14:1-40

  • Edification in the assembly v.19

  • Whole church together in one place =assembly v.23

  • Unbelievers could attend v.23

  • What message does our behavior send them?

  • Let all things be done for edification v.26

  • Rules of behavior for assembly v.27-40

  • Women keep silent v.34

  • Let all things be done decently and in order v.40


1 cor 16 1 2

1 Cor. 16:1-2

  • All churches received the same instruction v.1

  • Everyfirst day of the week v.2

  • Day they met to break bread

  • Lay by in store as prospered (fellowship—2 Cor. 8:4)

  • So there be no collections when I come v.2

    Hebrews 10:16-25

  • New covenant (not burdensome 1 Jn. 5:3)

  • Withtrue forgiveness v.17


Hebrews 10 16 25

Hebrews 10:16-25

  • Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith v.22

  • Jesus makes this privilege possible v.19-22

  • Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering v.23

  • God is faithful

  • Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works v.24

  • Purpose for assembling: to give encouragement

  • Forsaking (not absence) is a sin


Hebrews 10 16 251

Hebrews 10:16-25

  • Forsaking = unwilling absence not unable absence

  • Can be present with wrong attitude

  • Can be absent with wrong attitude

  • Can be absent with right attitude

  • Should be present with right attitude

  • If not forsaking results in encouragement,

    what is the result of forsaking?

  • Which assembly or Bible study should I forsake?

  • Right priorities =>right attitude =>right actions


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