Sunday worship at the church holds a unique sanctity and significance in our spiritual journey. It is the day the Lord designated for rest and reflection, as noted in Exodus 20:8, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” When we gather as a community in church each Sunday, we affirm and celebrate our oneness in Christ, as envisioned in Ephesians 4:4-6, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
Coming together as a community, we manifest the body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part of this body, contributing to its overall health and function. Our shared worship, prayer, and study of the Word foster a deep sense of belonging.
These collective acts of faith mirror the early Christian communities, as depicted in Acts 2:46-47, “Every day they continued to meet together…they broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”
Thus, regular Sunday church attendance is more than an act of religious obligation. It’s a sacred celebration of our spiritual identity, a testament to our shared faith, and an opportunity to grow in unity, understanding, and love. Through this communal worship, we further weave the bonds of our spiritual family, reinforcing our shared commitment to living out God’s love in the world.
The Church is the Church only when it exists for others…not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.