We actually pay for internet service so we can ‘chat’ with our ‘friends’ without having to feel any real human connection. You can’t read body language. You can’t experience a hug, a cringe, or a group belly laugh. Yet, we pay good money for a cheap substitute to avoid real human interaction.
Saying we can ‘read the Bible at home’ or using televangelism as a substitute for Church is kind of the same thing.
Humans need love and affection. As the body of Christ, we need to communicate and interact. We need to act in unison to worship God. It is our need, as much as God’s commandment, that draws us together every Sunday morning.
Televangelism has its place, but not on Sunday.
Hebrews 10: 24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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.
Worship Service should be a calling and a habit.
As long as you notice, and have to count the steps, you are not yet dancing but only learning to dance. A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God. ~ C.S. Lewis
Here’s to getting rid of the excuses and making Sunday Services a habit like a good shoe you are comfortable in.