Do I have to go to church?

Stan Coffey uses the following sermon illustration in his message on Isaiah 6.

I heard about a young man who didn’t want to go to church. And he was speaking with his mother and she said son you use to love church, why don’t you want to go?

He said well there are three 


Number one, nobody likes me at that church.

Number two, nobody speaks to me there.

And number three I have absolutely no friends there. And I am just not going back to that church.

And she 

said now son, I am going to give you three reasons why you should go to church.

Number one because you promised me as a boy that you would always go to church and you need to keep your promise.

Number two, others are looking at you and you need to set an example by going to church.

And number three; you really must go to church because after all, you are the pastor!

Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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