5 Reasons You Should Attend Church Regularly

 1. To Encounter God Through His Son Jesus Christ

"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." - Matthew 18:20

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2. To Be Prayed For

"If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 18:19

From Left to Right - Ron Pritz - MAF Chairman of the Board, Kevin Swanson - MAF, CEO, Linda Swanson - wife of Kevin Swanson, Dan Shaw - MAF Board Member, Larrie Gardner - MAF Board Member. Larrie Gardner praying for Kevin and Linda at the CEO's installat

3. To Grow in the Knowledge of the Bible (God's Word)

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

(Photo: Reuters/Stephanie McGehee)A 200-year-old bible was recently returned to a church in England with a note from the thief, who stole the Holy Book 42 years ago and said he wanted to return it to clean his guilty conscience.

4. To Love and Encourage Your Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" - John 13:34-35

(Photo: The Christian Post)Pastor Joel Osteen prays with a young family who visited Lakewood Church to attend a Sunday morning worship service in Houston, Texas, Sept. 22, 2013.

5. To Find Ways to Share the Gospel By Gathering With Other Believers

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" - Matthew 28:19

(Photo: Harvest Ministries)Evangelist Greg Laurie spoke on the subject of happiness along with a Gospel message during the first night of Harvest America at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2013.