Ridiculous! People do resist change. No, not really, people resist loss. People change all the time: clothes, cars, houses, and hobbies. They change because they will gain something, like better appearance, improved transportation, or more enjoyment in life.
Some resist changing from not attending church to attending church because it represents a loss to them. They lose a morning to sleep-in or a day-off. Some were hurt by someone in a church. They don’t want to risk that loss again.
So what will you gain if you attend church regularly. First, you will not gain access to heaven by church attendance. That’s a works religion. Christianity is a grace relationship. You must have a relationship with God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ to go to heaven.
Ok, I have put my faith in Christ and confessed Him. So what will I gain at church? It gives you an opportunity to regularly hear and grow in God’s Word. Our culture is thoroughly confused now that moral moorings are lost. Your soul needs to be soaked in the Word, the Bible, to correct the dozens of wrong messages society is sending.
Church attendance gives you opportunities to worship the Lord God who created you. He wants a love relationship with you that is real and personal. Wow! would that not be awesome!
Church attendance gives you opportunities for fellowship with people who love the Lord. We need each other. When a crisis hits, we need folks to come around us with prayers, food, and encouragement. But first you’ve got to get to know few of them. We have 18 groups that meet at 10am every Sunday morning for that purpose.
Balboa is focused on salvation by grace through Jesus Christ. We believe and teach the Bible as the inspired Word of God. We have the friendliest fellowship of folks I ever been around. We worship the Father in heaven in both traditional and contemporary settings. In 2023, we have chosen to emphasize focused prayer.
The word church means “called-out people.” God has called you out. Out of selfishness to Christ-centeredness. Out of doing your own thing to doing things together that God calls us to do. Ready to change for gain? Join us. www.BalboaBaptist.Church
“Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25 MSG).