Many people don't know that the Church is a hospital. We need to go there for some reason or purpose or need in our life. Some people just don't know how important it is to go to Church and make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior and believe He is the Son of God! Believe He died and got up out of the grave in three days and is sitting at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven! It's very important to go to Church. The Bible reads in Hebrew 10:25: "not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." Some of you may be saying "Preacher, you don't understand I have been hurt by so called " Church people" and that's why I don't go anymore". Some of you may be saying "I don't understand the Bible so why should I go to Church". That might be true but you can't stop going to Church and hearing the Word of God. At Church God speaks to you through the man of God and that's your pastor. Romans 10:14-15 reads: "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? I tell people this all the time- get into a Church that's teaching Jesus Christ; a Church that's teaching the Word of God! I understand someone may have messed up Church for you but you have to get back in the house of God! There is a reason why God said to go to Church. If Jesus went to Church, we also need to go. I say to those of you who were raised up in Church but somehow the devil pulled you out by lying to you, brothers and sisters, I know what you are going through. You see, he used drugs and alcohol to lower me out of Church. I say this from experience, I'm not just saying something just to be running my mouth. The devil will deceive you by putting something in your path to stop you from going to Church! Amen? I didn't see the attack of the devil until I was well out of the Church, drinking, partying and chasing women every day of my life before I was saved. But God's grace kept me though all of my foolishness. He will do the same for you if you ask Him. He will help get the devil off your back then you will be able to start going back to Church OR going to Church for the first time. I don't know what reason or if you have a reason for not going to Church but that's between you and Almighty God. Please don't give up on God because He won't give up on you! Get back in Church and learn of Him because He loves you so much. I know it's hard to let go of the drugs and alcohol or whatever that has attached itself to you. God wants to help you to become unattached to whatever it is the devil has attached to you. After all the battle is not yours, it belongs to the Lord. Believe it or not, when we get attached to something that is not of God, it will take God to unattach us from whatever the devil has placed on our life. In closing, I pray that you will find the time Sunday morning to go to Church and praise our awesome God, the God who died for us, the God who shed His blood so we may live, the God who loves us so much. I want to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to God, my Heavenly Father and to my spiritual father, Frank H. Stewart and to all fathers. In Jesus name, Amen...

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Marcus Chandler is a longtime pastor and columnist. Contact him at mchandler2011@hotmail.com or (501) 908-9507.