A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and  complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.  “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them.  So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

This started a real  controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the  editor. It went on for weeks  until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that  time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot  recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know  this…They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If  my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.

Likewise, if I had not  gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!” When you are  DOWN to nothing…. God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes  the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our  spiritual nourishment!

All right … now that  you’re done reading ….send it on! I think everyone should read this! “When  Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, “Jesus, could you get that for  me?!”

“To keep growing  in Christ, keep going to church”

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25

Is church an important part of your life – or only an obligation? Why? For  additional study, read The Church We Need .

From an e-mail sent by Irene Hofmann, March 14, 2004.

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