Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves 
together, as the manner of some is; but 
exhorting one another: and so much 
the more, as ye see the day approaching 
(Hebrews 10:25).
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A young man told the story of how he hadn’t 
attended church services for about four years, 
due to his tight work schedule. Moreover, there was 
no  local  assembly  close  to  where  he  lived.  That’s 
unacceptable.  If  you’re  a  Christian,  you  MUST  be  a 
member  of  a  local  church,  and  have  no  excuse  for 
missing church services. 
If  there’re  peculiar  situations  or  challenges  that 
hinder church attendance protractedly, there’re ways 
to go about them. You can participate live in church 
services  through  several  online  platforms  that  are 
available.  If  the  constraint  is  distance  or  even  the 
unavailability of internet service, you can request from 
your local assembly to pioneer a branch where you are. 
You can even volunteer your home as the venue. 
Moreover,  if  you’re  sure  you  have  the  spiritual 
maturity to be the coordinator, that’s okay too; just let 
the authorities in your local assembly know. There’s no 
reason good enough for any Christian to keep skipping 
church services. 
The  church  is  a  place  of  hope,  succour  and 
solution. It’s a place of solution because in church, the 
Word of God is taught, and the knowledge of God’s 
Word  is  what  puts  you  over  in  life.  In  church,  your 
faith is built strong, and you also have the opportunity 
for rich fellowship with other believers and the Holy 
When those who were in Caesar’s house couldn’t 
come  to  church,  what  did  the  Apostle  Paul  do?  He 
helped them start a church in Caesar’s palace. Think 
about that! And in Philippians 4:22 he made reference 
to the saints in Caesar’s household. We do the same 
for  those  who  have  been  incarcerated  for  different 
offences  and  are  serving  jail  terms  that  could  span 
many  years.  We  set  up  a  “church”  right  inside  the 
prison, so they’ll learn, fellowship and grow in Christ. 
There’s  no  excuse  good  enough  for  continually 
missing church services. So, like the Lord Jesus (Luke 
4:16), have the culture, routine, and personal discipline 
to always be in church when you should. 
I’m so glad that I’m an active member of the church 
of the living God, where my life is constantly being 
upgraded  with  the  Word.  In  your  presence  and 
fellowship, I’m continually built, strengthened and 
established in the truth of the Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. 
1 Timothy 3:15; Luke 4:16

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