Alicia and I have been desiring to draw our church hunting to a close for several weeks now. We have started narrowing our choices down considerably based on what we want, need, and otherwise desire in a church.
We crave a church home! We want to become part of other folks' lives! We want to have people over for dinner, and go to houses for dinner! We want to grow spiritually with other families!
Guess we're not the only ones...
According to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study, people who are in a church are happier! The study concludes that it isn't because of theology, but because of relationships...small wonder. Christians who have been in church for any amount of time know that God has called us to, and has blessed us through, relationships and social interaction.
Hebrews 10:24-25 says it all: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (NIV).
Let us encourage someone this weekend. What do you say?