The good news of the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to humanity. We were doomed were it for Christ who took our place in the cross. God loved us so much that He didn’t want us to perish and so He decided to sacrifice His own son ? because of Love.
Now when we believe in this great news, we want to continue the journey. We are in the world and the enemy is always seeking for ways to trip us and take us back to sin. How do you stay connected with heaven in a world that is hell-bent to taking you back? Through association with like-minded faith people.
You want to stay with the people who believe what you believe ? the cross of Jesus Christ. So choosing the church to attend is really very important. There are so many churches in America right now and the rest of the world. So how do you choose the right church to attend? The following tips are helpful for choosing the right Christian church to attend.
Core Doctrines – Before you make a commitment to become a member of a particular church, the first thing you need to do is check out their doctrines. Read the tenets upon which the church is founded. A good church places Christ at the center. Christ is the foundation, the anchor and the source of all power. Every other teaching emanates from Christ Jesus. That’s a sign of the right church to attend.
Church History ? The other important consideration when looking for a church to attend is to check out their history. While the doctrine will speak much about the church, it is not entirely a solid-proof way of knowing if that is the church you should be attending. The history will tell you about how the church came about, its leaders and the direction it’s headed. You can look up the history of the church online or in some libraries.
Sermons And Church Program- When you first attend the church, pay attention to how the services are conducted. Look at how the worship is started and how the program is run. The sermons, testimonies and songs will tell you if the church is true to its doctrines. Some churches have what may appear to be great doctrines on paper but when you look at their teachings and sermons, there is a huge difference.
Church’s Concern For The Needy ? The other consideration when looking for the right church is how it treats the “lesser members”. Jesus met the needs of the sick and needy and if a church is founded in the name of Jesus Christ, then it should do that as well. A good church has programs that looks into the welfare of the less fortunate in the society. If a church is talking about visiting the sick, financial assistance to those living in poverty or visiting those in prisons, then it is a good sign and you should consider joining them. The church should be the place where people lift their burdens to Jesus and those around them offer embrace and comfort.