Virtual church service or go back to church after COVID-19?
Covid-19 has brought many new experiences. One of them is enjoying Sunday sermons in the comfort of our homes. The virtual church services have been so helpful that some people would not see the need to go back to church after Covid-19.
Moreover, a church is not made up of timber or stones. A church is made up of human flesh. Jesus Christ did not die for timbers or stones, he died for people.
“John 3:16… Whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Also, the spirit of the Lord is not poured upon a building. It is poured upon the flesh. So, do you really need to go back to the church after Covid-19?
You can watch your pastor, evangelist, or bishop while cooking, chating with friends, or enjoying your breakfast. Also, you will be on time and save some money.
Our God and our Father is interested in our hearts. This means He can deal with you and me even at home or when visiting a game park.
And for Christ Jesus, it is a heart affair and not a building affair.
So, is our Lord Jesus interested in us going to the church? Are there good reasons why you need to go back to church after COVID-19?
NB: This is not a message to put pressure or force anyone to go back to church. As stated above, it is a heart affair. But there are various reasons why you need to go back to church after Corona Virus Pandemic.
Reasons why you need to go back to church after COVID-19
1. Church is one Body
According to the book of “Ephesians 1:22-23,” the church is Christ’s body on earth. And every believer is a different body part. Ephesians 4:15-16.
This means a church “not a building” but people. They are one big body. Therefore, we need to be together to help one another as body parts.
Hebrews 10:25 clearly states that we should not give up meeting together. “….. Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another”
The best place we can meet, fellowship, and encourage each other is in the church. Zoom and online meetings cannot provide true fellowship.
3. God has promised His presence
“Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three gathers in my name, there am I with them.” Therefore, if people gather to worship and praise the Lord in church, He will be with them.
4. You can easily slip, sleep or fall when away from a fellowship
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lies down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Hence, to go back to church after COVID-19 will help you remain active, encouraged, and if you fall, there are people to rift you up.
5. The fellowship of the believers
Acts 2:42 – They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
6. A Psalm of Asaph – Psalms 73
This is a great chapter that you need to read and understand. It will help you get a revelation as to why you need to go back to church after Covid-19 or why you need to be near God’s presence.
Virtual service or go back to church after Covid-19 is a personal decision. However, there are so many benefits and reasons why you need to go back to church after Covid-19.
If you are not convinced yet, pray, and allow the Holy Spirit to direct you.