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do i have to go to church services in order to serve God? I don't like going to church.

hi,  i'm a christian but i don't like going to church.  do i have to go to church to serve God and the Lord Jesus Christ?  is it okay to just stay home and read my KJV and pray?

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I've also struggled with not wanting to go for various reasons. I do feel conviction for not going. Here's an article that might help you understand the importance of meeting together with other believers.

Question: "Why is church attendance / going to church important?"

Answer: The Bible tells us we need to attend church so we can worship God with other believers and be taught His Word for our spiritual growth (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25). Church is the place where believers can love one another (1 John 4:12), encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13), “spur” one another (Hebrews 10:24), serve one another (Galatians 5:13), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), honor one another (Romans 12:10), and be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32).

When a person trusts Jesus Christ for salvation, he or she is made a member of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). For a church body to function properly, all of its “body parts” need to be present (1 Corinthians 12:14-20). Likewise, a believer will never reach full spiritual maturity without the assistance and encouragement of other believers (1 Corinthians 12:21-26). For these reasons, church attendance, participation, and fellowship should be regular aspects of a believer's life. Weekly church attendance is in no sense “required” for believers, but someone who belongs to Christ should have a desire to worship God, receive His Word, and fellowship with other believers.

Recommended Resources: Why Church Matters: Discovering Your Place in the Family of God by Joshua Harris and Logos Bible Software.

thank you so  much for replying! :)  makes sense!

Proverbs 27:17 says "as Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another." Clearly, the Bible is indicating to us that we ought to be sharpened and be sharpeners to one another. You can't do that without fellowship among believers.

The place to grow in your faith and to also help grow your fellow sisters in Christ is within the fellowship of Church. Pray and ask God to lead you. He will. He has a fellowship that will both strengthen your faith and where you can strengthen others.


yes you're so right.  right now i p;lace everything my trust in 
God for everything in this life.  i will do what is commanded of us~!


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