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Are You prepared to tell Jesus why you did not go to church?

 IS MY SOUL AT PERIL BECAUSE I DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH? 

Are you prepared to answer
 
  At death, If Jesus asks you 
Why You did not go to church?
  Be prepared to tell Him why. 

Do I find you, a Christian,
  Who does not attend Church 
Who feels no peril from God?
  As you sing this simple song.

"Church, oh church, ho ho,
  I don't need you, ho ho,
You have been false to me,
  I do not need your help." 

If so, is this pleasing
  To Jesus and His Father? 

Th
is your song Joyce,
  Sam, Jeff or Mary Ellen?

Could it be that Satan
  Has planted that idea
To keep you far away
  From ordained teachings?

For Satan would keep
  You a weak Christian,
For those who proclaim Jesus 
  Are mostly church attendees.

For the Scriptures speak
  Very clearly on attendance,
Saying gather and grow
  Strong in your faith as one.

Scriptures speak of God's blessing 
  When we worship together,
How can we be fed
  Away from this feeding?

You say, Jesus is my Lord
  But on Sunday Morn there
Is the kid’s baseball game,
  There is the travel club trips.

You say, I love God
  But I have my enjoyments
That gets in the way of church
  And the church is miles away.

Are you saying your hobbies
  Are of a higher priority to you
Than going to church services?
  Do you think God agrees?

Friend, Is there any excuse
  God will accept from you
At the time of your death
  Why you chose to stay home?

Will God accept an excuse
  Of hypocrites in the church,
Members who hurt you leaving 
  You very mad at all churches?

Will Jesus say, "Who gave you
  The right to declare unnessary? 
The church I created for you?
 
I certainly did not!"

Beware that you do not
  Excuse yourself from it
Without Jesus' permission
  And risk your eternal life.

Beware, the loss of your soul
  For Satan seeks your life,
Wants to send you to hell,
  Wants you to hate church.

Am I saying that you must go 
  To church to be saved,
No, I am not saying that,
  For only Jesus will judge you.

What I am saying is,
  If Jesus asks you why
You did not go to church?
  Be prepared to tell Him why. 

 So change your song
   "To church I go for God,
Sent there to worship and
  To praise Him together."

"So go back to church, I go,
  Forgiving those who hurt me,
Receiving sermon boosters,
  Loving to praise and sing,"

Yes, the Scripture speaks
  Of gathering together for praise,
For God seeks not our disgust
  But our love for each other. 

May I suggest you say to God:
 
Lord, I am guilty of judging,
  Help me to confess to you
Satan led me to hate church,
  Please lead me back home.

Yes, oh yes, I pray to You
  My God, my Creator, my love,
Have mercy on my soul,
  Help me to kick out Satan.

Yes, kick Satan away
  From my judging of your church,
Jesus lead me back gently
  To the bosom of Your church.

This I (insert you name) pray,
  Jesus hear me and have mercy!
For You did not give me
  The right to judge Your church.

And I want to do nothing
  To cause peril to my soul 
During my  journey through life
  Seeking eternal life with You.

What I am saying is,
  If Jesus asks you why
You did not go to church?
  Be prepared to tell Him why. 
 

Poem by Frank E. Henrich April 19, 2012

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Beware Satan wants you to hate church. Don't place you soul in peril !

 
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READER – Below are Scriptures about attending worship to God

Heb 10:24-25 24 Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near. NLT

Isa 66:23-24 23 "All humanity will come to worship me from week to week and from month to month.

Ps 150:4-6 Praise God with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! 5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. 6 Let everything that lives sing praises to the LORD! NLT

READER have you substituted hobbies, financial, gain, lust other priorities for to honor over God. For in the world of today, are they not the idols referred to in the below Scriptures?

Ex 20:4-5Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish. 5 You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god! NLT

Ex 34:14 14 You must worship no other gods, but only the LORD, for he is a God who is passionate about his relationship with you. NLT

Deut 4:24 The LORD your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God. NLT

Isa 2:8-11 8 The land is filled with idols. The people bow down and worship these things they have made. 9 So now everyone will be humbled and brought low. The LORD cannot simply ignore their sins! 10 Crawl into caves in the rocks. Hide from the terror of the LORD and the glory of his majesty. 11 The day is coming when your pride will be brought low and the LORD alone will be exalted. NLT 

READER in the next Scripture, Jesus speaks of the power of the Devil  who wants us to hate church. . Don’t you need to tell the Devil to bug out of your life. Here it takes the living a life pleasing to God while we trust and obey God:

Matt 4:8-11 8 Next the Devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all their glory. 9 "I will give it all to you," he said, "if you will only kneel down and worship me." 10 "Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God; serve only him.' " 11 Then the Devil went away, and angels came and cared for Jesus. NLT

Zeph 2:1-3 Gather together and pray, you shameless nation. 2 Gather while there is still time, before judgment begins and your opportunity is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the fierce fury of the LORD falls and the terrible day of the LORD's anger begins. 3 Beg the LORD to save you — all you who are humble, all you who uphold justice. Walk humbly and do what is right. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.NLT

Luke 4:8 Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God; serve only him.' " NLT

READER - Be encouraged by these Scriptures:

Ps 149:1 Sing to the LORD a new song. Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful. NLT

Ps 89:15 Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD. NLT

Ps 95:6-7 6 Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, 7 for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the sheep under his care. NLT

READER there is an old hymn that expresses these Scripture so beautifully:

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
  he chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:
  sing praise to his Name, he forgets not his own.

Words by Theodore Baker in 1894 to a tune of a 1626 Dutch song.

READER Hope to See You At Church next Sunday.

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