23 Bible Verses About Church Attendance

_Bible Verses About Church Attendance

Christians who are discouraged from attending Church frequently question why they should show attendance in Church. They no longer regularly participate in local churches because of unpleasant experiences that have left a sour taste in their mouths.

But as believers, we should consider Bible Verses about church attendance. It is of paramount importance. It is a place we can all come together to worship, be encouraged, and learn from God’s words for spiritual growth.

Bible verses about church attendance

Suppose you have severe doubts about the importance of church attendance. In that case, these verses from the Bible will serve as a source of inspiration and a reminder of the significance of church attendance.

Hebrews 10:25 – Make it a habit to go to Church

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:25 (ESV)

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We are coming to the end of time where lots of things would want to be a stumbling block to the higher call we have been called.

Christians who stay away from others in the Christian faith do not receive their fellow believers’ support, exhortation, correction, and reproof.

But we Christians worship together. They draw strength from God and encourage us to face challenges in our Christian living.

As we wait for the day of Christ’s return, do not despise the fellowship of other believers.

Matthew 18:20 – God is in each gathering

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Matthew 18:20 (ESV)

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God is not a man who should lie. He has not said a thing and has not done it. The promise of God to believers is that his presence will always be with us.
Many believe that God’s presence is only seen where a more significant number of people are worshipping. But here, God’s assurance is that when two or three people in worship have gathered in his name, he is there with them.

Romans 10:17 – Too much hearing of a particular thing strengthens the faith.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 (ESV) 

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The gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to build us up in various ways; however, faith in Him is built as the result of constantly hearing His word.

But how can we receive the right message to build our faith wall if we do not attend Church?

Acts 2:42 – Get devoted during gatherings.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 2:42 (ESV)

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The Church, in this verse, is an expression of God’s grace. The early Church Christians were Christians who took their identity in Christ seriously.

The Church gave themselves to the apostles’ teaching and applied their education in their lives.

The Church was drawn together by the cross of Christ, generating an unceasing love for one another. So in our time, let’s build a community for one another. Sharing in the communion of the body of Christ and personal belongings and giving in to prayer was their lifestyle.

The early Church wouldn’t have been able to learn practical Christian living if they had stayed back in their houses. Let’s make going to Church a lifestyle today.

Acts 17:24 – God dwells in men, not buildings

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

Acts 17:24 (ESV)

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Paul started by explaining to unbelievers that the Lord of heaven and earth is the God Who created the world and everything in it. He emphasized that God in his glory does not reside in temples constructed by humans.
God is not separated from his creation, but the created wants to separate from his creator; that’s ironic. Understand that you need God more.

1 Timothy 3:14-15

I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

1 Timothy 3:14-15 (ESV)

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Paul had a great affection for fulfilling God’s will. They are stressing the need for good behavior in the Church because believers are to uphold and defend the Truth in the gospel of grace.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 – There is strength in numbers

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)

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Staying alone is not seen as unfavorable, but what one can achieve alone may be limited. Our verse points out the power of two. Two can perform much better in a great deal, and having God as their third party can’t be broken.

Philippians 1:14 – You will breed confidence amongst brothers

And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Philippians 1:14 (ESV)

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God is mighty and in control. He knows the best way to make the gospel get to the world. He can use any situation as an instrument to spread the gospel of Christ in the most unexpected places.
Challenges will come, and we will experience hard times; let them not be a time we will run far from God; instead, let our faith build up and courage set into our hearts.
Be ready amid those challenges to be a slave to Christ in preaching the gospel.

Psalm 83:18 – You will know the Lord

 that they may know that you alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 83:18 (ESV)

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This psalm shows the glory of God spreading over the entire world.

When people recognize that God is the Highest over the entire earth, they surrender to his Lordship.

Galatians 3:28 – Everyone is free to bond with God

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28 (ESV)

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We have been made one with Christ and are working toward expanding God’s Kingdom.

Since we have become one and part of the Body of Christ, there should be no discrimination between Jew or Greek, enslaved person or free, or male or female because Christ sees us as one.

Bible verses encouraging church attendance

We can’t live this Christian life alone. The Church was created as an avenue for Christians to come together and learn the good news, which is the gospel of Christ.

These Bible verses will help you in attending church services.

Psalm 122:1 – There is gladness in the presence of God

A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

Psalm 122:1 ESV

David knew that no structure could contain God in all His glory, yet he was glad to be in God’s temple.

Many people seem not to express the joy David said, either because they never enter the LORD’s house or because when they do, but not with their hearts.

We must come together with other believers in worship, prayer, and hearing God’s message.

Hebrews 10:25 – Encourage one another to gather in the presence of God

Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:25 ESV

We should not neglect or undermine fellowshipping with our fellow Christians.

Let every moment we gather before God as brothers and sisters in Christ be a moment for mutual support, edification, and encouragement so we can provide spiritual nourishment to one another.

Acts 2:46-47 – You will be saved in the presence of God

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 2:46-47 ESV

As members of one body in Christ, we are expected to worship God and study His Word. God is pleased when we share our lives and live in harmony.

The early Christians’ constant, cheerful, and selfless lives are a good step for us to follow.

If we follow and practice this act of love and preach the gospel, God will cause much increase in his Church because He desires that the Church flourish.

Acts 5:42 – Preach without ceasing

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 5:42 ESV

The spreading of the good news and the gospel of grace as followers of Christ should be a habit. This is not limited to a particular location and should be done everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

Don’t be afraid; take courage in God even when faced with threats.

Matthew 18:20 – God dwells in gatherings

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

 Matthew 18:20 ESV

His presence manifests when two or more members of Christ’s Body come together to worship God.

Paul writes to keep our hearts with the confidence that the few numbers limit God in that room to pray, that Church, and that field. What he can do amid the great crowd, he can also do amid those few numbers worshipping.

Romans 10:17 – Constant hearing of the word of God breed

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 ESV

The essence of God is to make us rise in total and unshakeable faith in him. Such belief can move mountains, destroy covering casts and bring freedom to those bound.

However, this faith does not prevent a deaf ear from hearing God’s word; it comes by steady hearing and hearing through the message of Christ, the Word of God.

Acts 2:42 – Be devoted to teachings

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

 Acts 2:42 ESV

The modern-day Church has given itself to many activities that contrast with what the early Church displayed.

Many shepherds have not fed their members with the correct doctrine, and many have not given themselves to the teaching of their shepherd in good practice.

We are here reminded to follow in the footsteps of these apostles as a pastor and as followers, follow in them by acting by what we taught.

Acts 2:47 – The Lord will increase his sheep

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 2:47 ESV 

When the mandate of the Church is fulfilled, God releases to them the supply of needs by making them have favor.

“And the Lord added daily to the church such as should be saved,” the Bible says. The Lord increased the Church’s number through love, fellowship, breathing the king of bread, and prayers.

Every Church wants to grow and have a significant increase but consistently, the practice line with that of the early Church. Let the Church go back into practice, which brought considerable experience to the early Christians. Shalom.

Ephesians 4:11-12 – Be equipped for the work of the gospel

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV

Every one of us in the body of Christ has been endowed and provided in his area of calling for the benefit of the believers and for building the Church.

However, Paul’s exhortation in this verse should guide our hearts against envying what is bestowed upon another. Instead, let’s awaken the spiritual gift we have received, wisely using it to assist and strengthen believers in the body of Christ to the glory of His name.

Matthew 16:18 – No gate of hell shall prevail against the Church

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18 ESV

The establishment of the Church in this context is not on Peter as an individual. Jesus promised to build his Church based on the relational knowledge of who Christ was revealed to Peter.

The Church was to be established on Peter’s astounding and eternally significant profession of faith regarding the person of Christ that God revealed to him, not on Peter, the individual.

The Church (which is not the structure, but believers, was to be built based on this relational knowledge by Peter.

It went on to say that in the process of this great calling, challenges will arise but will not abort the plan because Christ is the head of the Church, and nothing takes away what is laid in his hand.

Acts 9:31 – Walk in fear of God in his presence.

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

Acts 9:31 ESV

Tribulations and persecution have been the Church’s experience for the gospel’s sake. This separated them, and they found them scattered all over the different nations of the earth. This persecution caused fear in them but did not take away their blessed hope in Jesus nor stop them from preaching the gospel.

God fulfilled his promise of peace to these believers by making them experience peace at a certain point where ever they are. And amid that peace, they continued to share fellowship, having trust in the Holy Spirit. And they received great multiplication of souls.

John 12:32 – God will draw everybody to him

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

John 12:32 ESV

People are drawn closer to Jesus when we lift him. Apart from his lifting in crucifixion on the cross as seen in John’s gospel, Jesus has meant to say that when in our heart, words, and deeds we exalt him, making men see him through us, he draws them to himself, meaning that many people will be saved when Jesus is magnified in our heart.

1 Corinthians 3:11 – Lay your foundation on God

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:11 ESV

The only foundation we have is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the actual chief cornerstone of the Christian Church.

The wonderful Truth of the gospel is that Jesus Christ alone is the Anchor and Finisher of our Faith. Any other thing built outside the foundation of God is sinking sand because “No other name given among men by which we must be saved.” Hallelujah.

Conclusion

Are you fed up and discouraged with the Church? Maybe the issue isn’t “church in general” but rather the particular kinds of churches you have attended in the past.

Jesus Christ, who is our living example, regularly attended church services. He traveled to Nazareth, where he had been raised, and went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day as was his custom, according to Luke 4:16.

We can’t let other people’s transgressions prevent us from having a sincere relationship with God and receiving all the benefits he has in store for us as we relate to one another within his body.

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