The Many Benefits of Sunday Worship
Life has a way of wearing us down. With the moments of joy come moments of stress, hardship, and defeat. After a while, you find your happiness eroding. Feelings of monotony, emptiness, and loneliness creep in, and you begin a downward spiral into sadness and depression.
But did you know that attending Sunday worship services can help you improve your life? Just ask any member of our joyful congregation here at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Here are some good reasons to attend regular Sunday services and the ways it can help you fully enjoy life again:
Belonging to a Community
Human beings have a basic need to belong. Attending worship services each Sunday will feed that need to belong, to be accepted. It fosters your sense of belonging to a community. You will feel welcomed and accepted into our community when you take part in our Sunday worship services. Becoming part of our Christ Evangelical family will help you find meaning, purpose, and joy in life. You will feel spiritually accepted as you pray and participate in the church ceremonies.
Friends Who Care
At Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, you need never feel lonely again. The people who make up our congregation treat each other as friends and family. You will have someone you can share your experiences with, good times and bad.
Regular attendance at Sunday worship services promotes healthy individual growth. Church teachings encourage each individual to be aware of their individual identities and consider how you can make the world a better place. Worship services provide opportunities for you to ponder your behavior and thoughts, all while learning new ways to navigate the world.
You will begin to view the world with gratitude as you recognize the many blessings God has bestowed on you. Your feelings of being down and alone will fade. You will learn the joy of helping others and putting them first. Christ Evangelical actively supports volunteer service, enabling you many opportunities to teach, guide, and help others.
Improve Your Health
Studies show that people who attend church regularly derive many real health benefits from it. People who regularly attend church have stronger social support networks and less depression. They either refuse to smoke or quit smoking cigarettes entirely to lead healthier and even longer lives. Having friends from church helps you lead a better spiritual life and keeps you away from unsafe and unhealthy environments. You are much less likely to fall into unhealthy habits like drug and alcohol abuse.
If you are having a difficult time fitting worship into your schedule, this itself is a sign that you are likely overstressing yourself and you need to re-prioritize your activities to allow yourself time in the schedule for it. Upon entering church, you instantly begin to open yourself to God. Your connection with God is strengthened merely by being in church.
Praying with others deepens the experience of joy in Christ. Sharing the experience during Sunday worship reminds us that we are not alone in rejoicing in Him. You will learn how to forgive those who have been unkind to you or betrayed you. Forgiveness is a difficult lesson. However, through sharing the joy of Christ in worship services, you will finally let those offenses go. You will feel unburdened.
In addition, you will be humbled when you recall the many transgressions you have committed and been forgiven for. This humility will soften your heart, ease your stress, and enlarge your faith.
Develop Good Habits
The Bible tells us regularly going to church is a good habit. When you practice the good habit of regular church attendance you reap from that some very good results. You learn to discipline yourself to adopt many other good habits and lose bad ones that you have allowed to form. You will be setting a wonderful example for your friends, family, and others who know you. They will see that you are leading a better life – do not be surprised if they follow your example.
Luke 14:6 tells us that Jesus went to his place of worship regularly: “Jesus went back to Nazareth, where he’d been brought up and as usual he went to the meeting place on the Sabbath.”
Contact Us About Our Sunday Worship Services
Developing deeper relationships with God and other people who love him starts with attending Sunday worship services. When you make regular Sunday worship your first priority, it will become a good habit. With the support of a joyful Northern Virginia Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) like Christ Lutheran, you will look forward to every Sunday. Contact the church today to learn more about our Sunday worship services and how you can start living a better life.