“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” –Psalm 133:1
Let me start off by saying that I know that church is not a place, but a people; and we don’t “go” to church, weare the church. That is fundamental to all that we are at The Church at Shelby Crossings, and I believe it is more than just semantics. It is a mindset that determines how we see church, and how we “do” church week to week, outside the walls of our building.
Still, in our culture, so many people automatically assume that “church” is the place we go, or the service we attend on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Whatever we call it, I hope we can all agree with the psalmist that we are glad for every opportunity we have to gather with God’s people in the (ware)house of the Lord.
The truth is, many are not so glad. They attend more out of obligation, or religious duty, or guilt management than because they love to celebrate God’s grace in their lives or hear His truth proclaimed. I would suggest that how we “go” determines a great deal how glad we are when we get there. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions this week on how to “go to church.”