First, yes – you can worship God in solitude. Our bodies are temples and if God likes what you have going on then he’ll be there with you wherever you are.
But before you say :”I don’t need to go to church to be close to God” please remember that our Big Brother Jesus the Christ went to church often. The apostles did, too. So why not you? 🙂 If one church doesn’t suit you, there are more then enough options when it comes to attending a temple service.
You don’t need to be a member of a church to get the benefits of going to the church. Sometimes, you just want to go to praise God without the added requirements that come with membership. That should be okay.
Anyway, if you’re wondering if going to a church will benefit you, here are some good things that can be gained from attending a church worship service.
- You may learn something new. Of course, the pastor is not going to invent a new prophesy. However, there is always something new that can be learned about Jesus or any of the other people mentioned in the Holy Bible.
-Learning more about God and His Word is a sure way to become closer to God.
-Everything your pastor says should be backed up by God’s words.
2. You get a chance to fellowship in the name of the Lord. Do you need someone to talk about God with? You’re sure to find someone at church who wants to talk about God! It’s actually quite wonderful to make friends who you can talk about God as much as you want to. But if you’re shy, you don’t have to talk to anyone. God is the #1 reason to go to church anyway so just talk to Him!
3. The Music! Okay, holy music is largely optional and the styles vary widely. If music is an important aspect to your relationship with God, then going to a church that plays music is pretty much a requirement. There, you can clap your hands, sway, and dance. Or, you can just silently listen. Hopefully, you will also learn a new song or two that you can take back home with you and add to your worship playlist.
4. You get a safe place to worship God. If your walk with God is lonely, or if you feel jaded with the whole church experience, take this sentence as encouragement to try a new church to invigorate you. As stated, you don’t need to go to church to worship God. But it does help the group morale to be in the presence of other people who love God and recognize Jesus the Christ as God. And you never know – Just physically being there could be a source of positivity for someone else, even if they never tell you so 🙂